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CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup return delayed again

Due to the spread of Covid-19 among some teams, CAF has approved new dates for the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup semi-finals.

Cairo (Egypt), 04/09/2020.- Al-Ahly player Ahmed El Sheikh (L) in action against Wadi Degla SC player Hossam Arafat (R) during the Egyptian Premier League soccer match between Al-Ahly and Wadi Degla SC at Cairo Stadium in Cairo, Egypt, 04 September 2020.

The semi-finals of both the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup have been further delayed due to the spread of Covid-19 infections among the members of teams who are participating in the competitions.

The first legs of the Champions League semi-finals were previously set to be played on 25 and 26 September, while the return matches were scheduled for 2 and 3 October. As for the Confederation Cup, the two single-leg semi-finals were scheduled to be played on 22 September, with the final on 27 September.

Semi-finals set for second half of October

Following the spread of the coronavirus among Moroccan teams including the two clubs participating in the Champions League, Wydad Casablanca and Raja Casablanca, CAF has decided to set new dates for the two tournaments' matchdays. As per the new dates, the first-leg matches of the Champions League semi-finals are set to be played on 16 and 17 October, with the second legs scheduled for 23 and 24 October. The governing body also approved 6 November as the date of the final, while the stadium will be determined based on the qualified teams.

The Confederation Cup semi-finals will be held on 19 and 20 October, while the final will be on 27 October.

Al-Ahly and Zamalek of Egypt are set to face Moroccans Wydad and Raja respectively in the Champions League semi-finals, while Pyramids are to take on Horoya and RSB Berkane will clash with HUSA in the Confederation Cup.