The Egyptian Federation said in the letter: “Please note that the Egyptian Football Association received an official letter from the state authorities requesting the urgent change of the final date of the 2019/2020 CAF Champions League, which is planned for November 6, for security reasons.”
“The letter confirmed, from the security point of view, that the alternative date could be November 10,” he added.
The letter was sent on October 27th.
The Egyptian Federation did not ask to change the date of the Zamalek and Raja match, which was scheduled for the first of November.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced the postponement of the semi-final match of the African Champions League, between Zamalek and Moroccan Raja, and the final of the tournament, which will bring together the winner and Al-Ahly, for an indefinite period.
“Discussions between clubs and the federation to reach a formula suitable for the return of the competition are continuing. At this time, the semi-final match between Zamalek and Raja has been postponed. The discussions were constructive on both sides,” the account of the CAF Communication Department said in a tweet shared by CAF’s official account. .
“At the request of the Egyptian authorities, the final of the tournament has been postponed. Official discussions are continuing to find the best possible date on the agenda. Until now, no date fits all parties,” he added.
And CAF postponed the African Champions League semi-final match between Zamalek and Al-Raja, due to the infections of the members of the Raja team with the Corona virus, and the Moroccan Ministry of Health banned their travel from October 24 to November 1.
After that, the Egyptian authorities requested to postpone the final match of the tournament scheduled at Cairo Stadium on November 6, due to the Egyptian parliamentary elections.
CAF had previously decided to play the semi-final second leg of the African Champions League between Zamalek and Raja on November 4 instead of November 1.
The final of the tournament between Al-Ahly and the qualifiers between Zamalek and Al-Raja will be held on November 27 instead of November 6 at the Burj Al Arab Stadium in Alexandria, before announcing the postponement of the two matches indefinitely.
Zamalek had defeated Raja with a goal to nothing in Morocco by going to the semi-finals, only to need a draw to reach the final match and meet Al-Ahly, who qualified at the expense of Wydad.