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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Saturday the postponement of the African Champions League and Confederation Cup semi-finals that were scheduled for next May, for an unspecified date, due to the spread of the new Corona virus. It was also decided to postpone the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers, according to the Confederation’s statement.
The African Union decided for football Saturday, the African Champions League and Federation Cup semi-finals scheduled for next May will be postponed until further notice, due to the outbreak of the new Corona virus.
It included Continental Union Statement That, and “in light of the growing concerns and the changing nature of the Coronavirus amid the embargo in most countries, the Emergency Committee decided to postpone the following matches until further notice: CAF Champions League and CAF semi-finals” going back between 1 and 3 May and forth between 8 and 10 May , And “FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.”
In light of the growing concerns and the changing nature of a virus #COVID ー 19 Amid the ban in most countries, the CAF Emergency Committee decided to postpone the following matches until further notice 👇
– CAF – AR (@caf_online_EN) April 11, 2020
The semi-finals of the Champions League were scheduled to take place on May 1 and the eighth of it, between Moroccan sportsman Rajaa and Egyptian Zamalek on the one hand, and WAC Casablanca and Al-Ahly of Egypt on the other.
While the semi-final of the Federation Cup was scheduled for May 3 and the tenth of it, and combines the renaissance of Berkane and Hassania Agadir on the one hand, and the Pyramids of Egypt and Horia Conakry of Guinea on the other.
The continental union said in its statement that “a new schedule will be announced at the appropriate time. At the same time, the African Union is closely monitoring the situation, and is working with relevant stakeholders such as the World Health Organization on the impact of the virus on the continent.”
The Confederation of African Confederation (CAF) chose the Cameroon city of Douala last month to host the final of the Champions League and Rabat (Prince Moulay Abdullah Stadium) for the Confederation Cup final (Confederation).
This will be the first season in which the two competitions conclude with one final match instead of the final round trip, according to a decision taken by the continental union last summer.
France 24 / AFP