CAF Confirms Godswill Akpabio Int’l Stadium Uyo Will Host 2022 Confederation Cup Final
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By Ebube Dike
The Confederation of Africa Football, CAF have confirmed that the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo will host the 2022 Confederation’s Cup final.
While announcing the host on Wednesday, the Africa’s football umpire said “CAF has today announced that Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Nigeria will host the 2021/22 Confederation Cup final on Friday, 20 May 2022.
“CAF will confirm the kick-off time in due course,” it said.
This is the first intercontinental major cup final to be hosted in Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo. Uyo is the capital of Akwa Ibom State – the home of Nigeria’s Premier League side Akwa United.
Last year (2021), the Confederation Cup was hosted in Cotonou, Benin where Morocco’s Raja Club Athletic beat Algerian side, JS Kabylie 2-1.
Four teams remain in the race to win the 2021/22 CAF Confederation Cup. In the first match of the first leg of the semi-finals, DR Congo’s TP Mazembe scored a late goal to secure 1-0 victory over RS Berkane of Morocco.
In the second semi-final, the first leg between Libya’s Al Ahli Tripoli and Orlando Pirates from South Africa saw Orlando Pirates take a 2-0 advantage to the second leg.
The second leg of the semi-finals will be played on Sunday, 15 May 2022.