The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has revealed the new dates for the 2019/2020 CAF Champions League semi-finals.
The continental club competition which was halted in March following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic on the continent is set to be concluded in September/October.
CAF recently confirmed that the semi-finals will be played on a home and away basis but the final will be decided via a single game at a yet to be confirmed venue and date.
According to a statement released by CAF, the Champions League semi-finals first leg will be played between September 25-26, while the return legs are due October 2-3, 2020.
Moroccan side Wydad Casablanca will play record champions Al Ahly in the first semi-final, while Raja Casablanca face another Egyptian side Zamalek FC in the other semi-final.
Cameroon who were handed the rights to host the tournament’s final pulled out over health concerns, and CAF has thus advised that the venue for the final will be decided on which teams make the final.
Should Al Ahly and Zamalek reach the final, then the final will be held in Cairo, additionally, should both Moroccan sides make the final, Morocco will host the final.
However, should a Moroccan side meet an Egyptian club in the final, then the final will be played at a neutral venue.
On the other hand, CAF decided that unlike the Champions League, the CAF Confederations Cup semi-finals will be decided by a single game scheduled to be played on September 22.
The Confederations Cup final will be played at the Complexe Sportif Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Morocco on 27 September.
Abdu Lumala’s Pyramids FC play Guinea’s AS Horoya while RS Berkane face Hassania Agadir in an all-Moroccan semi-final clash.
CAF Champions League matches
Al Ahly vs Wydad Casablanca
Zamalek v. Raja Casablanca
CAF Confederation Cup matches
Pyramids vs Horoya
RS Berkane vs Hassania Agadir