CAF Postpones Champions League, CC Semi-Finals Sine Die Over COVID-19
By Our Correspondent
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced the indefinite postponement of the Champions League and Confederation Cup semi-final matches.
The latest development takes the tournaments deferred by Caf to five after the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, and the African Nations Championship which was due to be played in April.
Also postponed by CAF are the FIFA Women’s Under-17 qualifiers which were scheduled for May.
The first leg of inter-club competitions had been scheduled for the weekend of May 1-3 while return fixtures were pencilled for May 8-10.
If the competitions resume, record Champions League winners Al Ahly have Wydad Casablanca on their plate, while Zamalek face Raja Casablanca in an Egypt-Morocco affair.
In the Confederation Cup, RS Berkane have fellow Moroccans Hassania Agadir to worry about while Pyramids take on Horoya.
“In light of growing concerns and evolving nature on Covid-19 amidst lockdown in most countries, the Caf Emergency Committee has decided to postpone…. matches until further notice,” said Caf in a statement.
“A new schedule will be announced in due time. Meanwhile, Caf is monitoring the situation closely and working with the relevant authorities such as the Wealth Health Organization (WHO) on the impact of the virus on the continent.”