Sunday 12 July 2020
Moroccan reports said that the countries of Morocco and Tunisia are candidates to host the final matches of the African Champions League, especially after Cameroon refused to hold semi-final and final matches on its soil due to the health situation linked to the spread of the epidemic Coved 19 in Cameroon.
The Cameroonian Federation announced its apology for hosting the matches, and Benjamin Banlock, Secretary-General of the Cameroonian Football Association, said in exclusive statements to Koura at night: “He refused to host the semi-final and final of the African Champions League matches.” (For more details, click here)
For its part, the Moroccan newspaper “Al-Mukhtab” said that hosting Morocco for the championship matches is very possible, and Tunisia is also a candidate to hold matches on its soil.
Kef had previously announced the nomination of three stadiums to host the African Champions League final, namely, the stadium of the sports complex Mohamed V in Morocco, the Olympic stadium of Brads in Tunisia and Gaboma Stadium – in the capital Douala in Cameroon, before the task was assigned to the latter.
Al-Ahly and Zamalek (from Egypt), Wydad and Raja (from Morocco) qualified for the tournament semi-finals, and Al-Ahly is scheduled to meet with Wydad, with Zamalek facing his counterpart, Raja “from one match”, to determine the final sides of the one that will be held from one match as well.
It is worth noting that some reports had indicated earlier that there was a proposal to host the UAE for the Champions League matches, but it was rejected by the Moroccan party.