By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon.
The Confederation of African Football has postponed the 2019/2020 CAF Champions League semi final games because of the health threats presented by the CoronaVirus pandemic.
A recent release from the African Football governing body has made official the expected decision as the world of football remains bogged down by the Virus.
Both semi final first leg games pitting Raja Casablanca against Zamalek and Wydad against Al-Ahly were initially slated for April 30th in Casablanca and the return game on May 7th in Cairo. Unfortunately these events will not go as planned.
A CAF release on the situation culled from Beinsports.com reads:
“After an exchange with the WHO, it appears that the situation in Africa is still very unstable, even if the continent is relatively spared.
It is everyone’s responsibility to actively participate in the fight against the spread of this pandemic, which could have a more serious impact on our continent than anywhere else.
We encourage all Africans to scrupulously follow the recommendations of the WHO as well as the instructions of the local authorities.
This words may not be straightforward but officials at the Confederation of African Football have told kick442.com that the events have been postponed indefinitely same with the final initially for 29 May in Cameroon.
Our sources say CAF will announce new dates for the semi finals and final in Douala-Cameroon once they believe the conditions are enabling.
Last month, CAF postponed the African Nations Championship and qualifiers games for the 2021 AFCON.
FIFA recently postponed all internationals games initially slated for June. This indicates it’s unlikely to have football before the complete eradication of the Covid-19.
In Gianni Infantino’s address to Football stakeholders this week, he clearly stated FIFA won’t risk any life to have football.
The Burundi domestic championship is the only championship currently active in Africa and one of only four in the world.
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