Coronavirus: CAF pushes Champions League final rounds back into November

September 11 – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has pushed back the final of the African Champions League, the Continent’s showpiece fixture, by three weeks to November 6.

CAF made the announcement after a virtual meeting of its executive committee on Thursday, saying the semi-finals would now be staged on the weekends of October 16-17 and October 23-24.

Both ties feature Moroccan clubs against Egyptian opposition as Raja Casablanca take on Zamalek, while Wydad Casablanca meet Al Ahly.

The first legs of the semi-finals were due to start later this month but were delayed due to travel concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

CAF also confirmed that their Elective General Assembly will be held on March 12 next year in Rabat, Morocco, where incumbent president Ahmad would be up for a second four-year term provided he stands again.

Ahmad has faced accusations of bribery, sexual harassment  and misuse of CAF funds since being voted into office in in January 2016.

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