CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup semifinals postponed due to coronavirus

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup semi-final matches.

The two-legged encounters were supposed to take place in early May but due to the coronavirus pandemic, they were postponed.

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In the statement released on Saturday evening, CAF says the postponement was due to the lockdown in most countries and lack of transport between nations.

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Wydad Casablanca will face off with Zamalek in CAF Champions League

Other postponed matches include the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.

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“In light of growing concerns and evolving nature on COVID-19 amidst lockdown in most countries, the CAF Emergency Committee has decided to postpone the following matches until further notice.”

“Total CAF Champions League and Total CAF Confederation Cup Semifinal matches: Both legs scheduled for 1-3 May & 8-10 May 2020.”

“FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers: Initially scheduled for 1-3 May and 15-17 May 2020,” the statement from CAF reads.

However, CAF Emergency Committee has not given any possible return dates for the two tournaments.

Which teams are in semifinals?

In CAF Champions League, record champions Al Ahly are set to face Moroccan heavyweights Wydad Casablanca while Egyptian side Zamalek takes on Raja Casablanca.

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Meanwhile, in CAF Confederation Cup, Guinea’s Horoya AC will face Egypt’s Pyramids while Moroccan sides in Hassania Agadir and RS Berkane will face each other in the other encounter.

The Japoma stadium in Douala, Cameroon will, therefore, host the Champions League final.

Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, Morocco will, however, host the final for the Confederation Cup.

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