CAF confirm Cairo as 2020 Champions League final hosts

The Confederations of African Football (CAF) has voted Egyptian capital Cairo as the host city for the 2019 CAF Champions League Final.

Cairo International Stadium has been voted to host the Champions League final which is scheduled for November 6.

The Champions League final will be played in Cairo only in the event that a team from Morocco and Egypt reach the final.

CAF confirmed the development following a draw to determine the final host held in Casablanca, Morocco.

“The draw, conducted by CAF Director of Competitions Samson Adamu, decided that, should a team from Egypt and another from Morocco, the final, scheduled for 6 November 2020 will be played in Egypt,” CAF said in a statement.

However, should both teams that reach the final be from the same country, then the final will be played in their respective country.

For the first time, the final will be played as a single match at a venue pre-selected by CAF. It was originally scheduled to be played on May 29, 2020 at the Japoma Stadium in Douala, Cameroon.

However, on April 18, 2020, CAF announced that the final had been postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two Egyptian clubs Al Ahly and Zamalek and two Moroccan clubs Wydad Casablanca and Raja Casablanca will face off in the semi-finals.

Wydad face Al Ahly on October 17, 2020, while Raja plays against Zamalek on October 18, 2020 at Mohamed V Complex, Casablanca in the first leg of the semi-finals.

The return legs will be played on October 23 and 24, 2020 respectively at the Cairo International Stadium.

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