CAF Selects Godswill Akpabio International Stadium For Confederation Cup Final

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CAF on Wednesday announced that the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria will host the 2021/22 Confederation Cup final on Friday, 20 May 2022.

This is the first intercontinental major cup final to be hosted at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo. Uyo is the capital of Akwa Ibom State – the home of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side Akwa United.

CAF will confirm the kick-off time for the final in due course.

CAF Confederation Cup trophy

The 2021 Confederation Cup final was hosted in Cotonou, Benin where Morocco’s Raja Club Athletic beat Algerian side, JS Kabylie 2-1.

The Road to the final

Four teams remain in the race to win the 2021/22 CAF Confederation Cup. In the first match of the first leg of the semi-finals, DR Congo’s TP Mazembe scored a late goal to secure 1-0 victory against RS Berkane of Morocco.

In the second semi-final, the first leg between Libya’s Al Ahli Tripoli and Orlando Pirates from South Africa saw Orlando Pirates take a 2-0 advantage to the second leg.

The second leg of the semi-finals will be played on Sunday, 15 May 2022.


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