Egypt set for talks to host CAFCL mini tournament

Egypt set for talks to host CAFCL mini tournament

by Graeme Jackson

Monday Jul 13, 2020. 15:00

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) will reportedly engage with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to host the semifinals and final of the 2019-20 Champions League in a mini tournament format.

According to Ahram Online, Cameroon have declined to host the matches for the premier continental competition and Egypt – which has successfully hosted major tournaments in the recent past, most notably the Africa Cup of Nations just a year ago – could well step in to fill the void.

The country has two teams represented in the semifinals, with Cairo giants Al Ahly and Zamalek slated to face Moroccan sides Wydad Casablanca and Raja Casablanca respectively.

All CAF competition has been suspended since March due to the coronavirus pandemic and the African football mother body is taking a similar approach to their counterparts in Europe by streamlining the final stages of the competition into single knockout matches held in one city.

The Confederation Cup semifinals (Pyramids v Horoya and RS Berkane v Hassania Agadir) and final will be played in Morocco, as announced by CAF late last month, but the equivalent Champions League venue remains unallocated.

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