CAF Champions League to resume after long delay
CAF club football resumes this weekend — five months behind schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic — with 2019/2020 Champions League semi-final first legs in Morocco.
Casablanca teams Wydad and Raja host Egyptian giants Al Ahly and Zamalek respectively on Saturday and Sunday with the return matches next weekend.
The single-match final is set for November 6 at a Moroccan or Egyptian venue to be decided and the champions pocket $2.5 million (2.1 million euros).
The CAF Champions League is an annual continental club football competition run by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The top club sides from Africa’s football leagues are invited to participate in this competition, which is the premier club football competition in the continent and the equivalent to the UEFA Champions League. Due to sponsorship reasons, the official name is Total CAF Champions League.
The winner of the tournament earns a berth for the FIFA Club World Cup, a tournament contested between the champion clubs from all six continental confederations, and also faces the winner of the CAF Confederation Cup in the following season’s CAF Super Cup.