Douala, Rabat To Host Africa
The city of Douala in Cameroonian has been selected to stage this year’s African Champions League final, while Rabat in Morocco will host the Confederation Cup final.
It is the first time the finals will go to neutral venues. Last year’s CAF two-legged finals between Esperance of Tunisia and Wydad Casablanca of Morocco was abandoned making for a one-match finale beginning from this year.
“The two cities got the nod following evaluation of… key facilities such as infrastructure, accommodation (and) medical amongst others,” a Caf statement read.
Given the coronavirus outbreak, it is unclear when the African Champions League final will actually take place, but it has been slated for 29 May in the newly-built Japoma Stadium.
Meanwhile, the Confederation Cup final will hold five days earlier at Rabat’s Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium as both tournaments are in their semifinal stages baring the Coronavirus pandemic.
Both competitions are currently at the semifinal stages.
The Champions League has Moroccan sides Raja and Wydad Casablanca slugging it out with the Egyptian sides, Zamalek and Al Ahly respectively.
Morocco’s football federation has suspended all football activities until further notice because of the coronavirus.
The Confederation Cup semi-finals features two Moroccan sides – as RS Berkane play Hassania Agadir Egypt’s Pyramids FC and Horoya of Guinea will slug it out in the semis.