Douala to host Caf Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal

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THE newly-built Japoma Sta­dium in the Cameroon city of Douala will stage the fi­nal of this sea­son’s African Cham­pi­ons League on May 29, Caf con­firmed yes­ter­day.

It is the first year that the fi­nal will be played over a sin­gle leg and on neu­tral ter­ri­tory, as the venue beat two other bids to stage the match, the Mo­hammed V Sta­dium in Casablanca, Morocco and the Stade Olympique de Rades in Tu­nisia. The Cham­pi­ons League semi-fi­nals are sched­uled for early May, but will be un­der threat due to the coron­avirus out­break that has led to post­pone­ments and can­cel­la­tions in global sport.

The line-up fea­tures two Moroc­can sides pit­ted against Egyp­tian op­po­si­tion as Raja Casablanca face Za­malek and Wy­dad Casablanca meet Al Ahly.

Caf have also an­nounced that the fi­nal of the sec­ondary club com­pe­ti­tion on the con­ti­nent, the Con­fed­er­a­tion Cup, will be staged at the Prince Moulay Ab­del­lah Sports Sta­dium in the Moroc­can cap­i­tal of Ra­bat on May 24. Egyp­tian side Pyra­mids FC take on Horoya from Guinea in the first semi-fi­nal, while the sec­ond is an all-Moroc­can af­fair as RS Berkane take on Has­sa­nia Agadir.

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