The Confederation of African Football has confirmed new dates for the 2019/2020 CAF Champions League semi-final fixtures.
The dates for the remaining three fixtures of the Inter-club competitions were revised following the escalation of COVID-19 cases in Morocco where these fixtures are to be hosted.
“In light of restrictions in the Kingdom of Morocco as a result of COVID-19 pandemic leading to constraints in air travel, the remaining matches of the Total CAF Champions League and Total CAF Confederation Cup has been rescheduled following a request by the Royal Moroccan Football Federation to make way for easy travel of the participating clubs,” read the CAF statement.
Earlier on, CAF had set September 25th and 26th as the tentative dates for the first leg of the CAF Champions League in Morocco, while the return legs were scheduled for 2nd and 3rd October in Egypt.
However, according to the latest development, the first Leg ties of the CAF Champions League will take place between 16th -17th October while the Second Leg games are reschedule for 23rd and 24th October with the final is slated for 6th November, 2020.
Raja Casablanca (Morocco) will face Zamalek (Egypt) while Wydad Casablanca (Morocco) will battle Al Ahly (Egypt).
Morocco will host the final provided Wydad Casablanca and Raja Casablanca reach the final and the same decision will be taken for Egypt to host the final incase Al Ahly and Zamalek reach the final.
But in case a Moroccan club and an Egyptian Club progress to the final, there will be a draw to determine the venue for the final.
On the other side, the CAF Confederation Cup semi-final will now take place on September 22nd while the final will follow after five days (27th September).
The CAF Confederation Cup semis will be played on a one-off leg affair.
Egyptian Pyramids will play Guinea’s Horoya, while Morocco’s RS Berkane will lock horns with league rivals Hassania Agadir.