By Anye Nde Nsoh
Football Writer kick442.com- Cameroon
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has shortlisted five stadia across Africa to host the final of CAF Champions league 2020.
This one legged encounter is scheduled to take place 29 May, 2020. This is the first time this inter-club competition final will be hosted and played as one off-tie unlike before that was previously played both home and away.
Only one stadium is from the sub Sahara region. The others are from North Africa.
The stadia selected include the about 95,000 sitting capacity Egypt Cairo International Stadium which hosted the 2019 AFCON final with Algeria emerging victorious. This stadium is topping the list of selected stadia. And is ranked 69th in the world.
The second is the about 67,000 seater Stade Complexe Mohammed V in Casablanca Morocco. It was formerly known as Stade Marcel Cerdan (1955–1956), Stade d’Honneur (1956–1981). It has hosted 1983 Mediterranean Games and 1988 African Cup of Nations.
The Stade Olympic de Radès in Tunisia which hosted the 24th edition of the 2004 AFCON final that was championed by Tunisia after beating Morocco 2-1. This stadium contains about 65,000seats and was built in 2001.
Sudan’s Khartoum Stadium was also shortlisted.The stadium has a capacity of about 23,000 people. It is also the home stadium of Khartoum and Al Ahli Khartoum. It was renovated in 2010 for the 2011 African cup of nations championships.
Rwanda’s about 45,000 seater Amahoro Stadium completes the list of shortlisted stadia. It is located in Kigali.
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ES Tunis is current holder of the CAF champions league with 4titles while Al Ahly is the most with 8 titles.
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