Connect with us

African Football News

CAF Champions League group stage to expand to 16 teams in 2017

Al Ahly - CAF Awards

CAF has announced the move to expand the group stage of both the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup from 2017.

At the 38th CAF Ordinary General Assembly, the administrative body of African football announced reforms to club football. The group stage of the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup will be expanded from 2017.

This was revealed by, CAF President, Issa Hayatou. It was part of his speech at the Assembly held in Mexico City on 11th May, 2016. 

Both CAF club competitions will have the group phase expanded to 16 teams. Currently, both competitions feature eight teams in two groups.

The reforms will have the 16 teams drawn into four groups. Thus, the teams that lose in the Champions League round of 32 will drop to the Confederation Cup.

The group phase was introduced to the CAF Champions League in 1997. The CAF Confederation Cup has had it since its founding in 2004.

 

I have dedicated part of my time in this bad world to following African football. From CECAFA to WAFU, COSAFA to UNAF & even the forgotten UNIFFAC.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Latest

More in African Football News