Friday Nov 22, 2019. 17:00
South Africa’s FNB Stadium could play host the 2020 CAF Champions League, according to reports in the Egyptian media.
The African governing body announced earlier this year that the 2020 final will be played as a one-off match at a neutral venue, instead of the traditional two-legged tie played over home and away fixtures between the two finalists.
Last season’s controversial final between Esperance de Tunis and Wydad Casablanca seems to have pushed the association into the decision, as they’ve now fully adopted the famous European model.
According to Yallakora, South Africa’s FNB Stadium is among five possible venues shortlisted for this season’s final.
The 90 000 capacity stadium was refurbished for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, with the final between Spain and Netherlands taking place at the iconic ground.
The four other stadiums included on the shortlist are: Khartoum Stadium (Sudan), Cairo International Stadium (Egypt), Mohamed V Stadium (Morocco) and Stade Omar Bongo (Gabon).