Morocco To Host 2022 CAF Champions League Final

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Africa’s football governing body, CAF, has awarded the hosting of the 2022 Champions League final to Morocco, with the match scheduled to hold on the 30th of May.

CAF received a bid from the Senegalese Football Federation and from the Royal Moroccan Football Federation to host the final of the competition. However, Morocco won the rights after the Senegalese Football Federation withdrew its bid.

The previous CAF leadership decided on 17 July 2019, that the winner of the CAF Champions League will be determined by a one-leg final, instead of the usual two-legged, home and away final.

There are currently discussions underway within CAF to revert to the old two-legged home and away final to determine the winner of the competition, rather than the one-leg final.

Al Ahly 4-0 ES Setif

Al Ahly players celebrate 4-0 victory against ES Setif during CAF Champions League semi-final first leg

Egypt’s Al Ahly beat Algeria’s ES Setif 4-0 in Cairo on Saturday to put one foot in the final of the 2022 CAF Champions League.

Al Ahly now carry with them a healthy four-goal advantage heading into the return tie in Algiers on Saturday, 14th May, 2022.

Petro 1-3 Wydad Athletic Club

Wydad Athletic Club players

Morocco’s Wydad Athletic Club took a big step towards the final of the CAF Champions League thanks to a 3-1 away victory against Angola’s Petro on Saturday afternoon in the first leg of their semi-finals in Luanda.

Wydad will be hoping home advantage in the second leg at the Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca will be enough to see them through to the final. The match will be played on Friday 13th May, 2022.


Chidi Nwoke/CAF.

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