UAE Tipped To Host Remaining Games Of CAF’s Inter-Club Tourneys
Barring any last minute change of event, the remaining matches of the 2019/2020 CAF Champions League and CAF Confederations Cup could be taking place in the United Arab Emirates.
This is as the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will on Tuesday, June 30, decide the fate of the two inter-club competitions.
This was disclosed by Ahmed Shobier, the vice president of Egypt Football Association (EFA), revealing that the United Arab Emirates was close to hosting the remaining Africa’s inter-clubs competitions.
Shobier made the revelations through his radio program on ‘On Sport FM’, that the UAE might host the semi-finals and finals of the 2019/2020 CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup.
The ex-Al Ahly SC goalkeeper said CAF would mostly decide to cancel the two-legged semi-finals due to fears of coronavirus, and therefore the two championships might end in only five days on neutral grounds.
Shobier stressed that the idea of entrusting the organisation and hosting of the remaining matches to the Emirates would be similar to the Doha (Qatar) hosting of the CAF Super Cup in the last two editions.
Meanwhile, it is noteworthy that CAF, according to information obtained from the continental body, will decide on Tuesday 30 June 2020 the fate of the CAF championships, at the level of clubs and teams, especially after the suspension of activities more than three months due to the global pandemic coronavirus.
There is a tendency within CAF to postpone the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations due to be held in Cameroon in January 2021, and rescheduled to January 2022.
The dates for the matches of the African club championships will be determined, whether the rest of the suspended season, or the dates of the new version of the Champions League and the Confederation Cup.