CAF announce decisions regarding Champions League, Confederation Cup
The group stages of the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup will kick-off next month on the weekend of 4-6 May and a number of changes will occur to the dates of both competitions.
After the approval of the CAF Interclub, the Champions League will be played on Friday and Saturday for weekend matches and Tuesday for mid-week matches, while Sundays will be reserved for the Confederation Cup and Wednesday for its mid-week games.
CAF general secretary Amr Fahmy believes they are taking the right steps to create a new solid identity for both tournaments.
“We strongly believe in having a unique identity for the club competitions and also creating a rendezvous for the fans, a major stakeholder to identify with the two competitions. It will also increase the number of matches broadcasted by the TV Rights Holders.
“There will be a few exceptions in some special cases since it is a novelty. However, we are hopeful it will mark a giant leap for our club competitions.”
The kick-off times for both competitions:
Total CAF Champions League fixtures
Friday: 16.00 GMT, 19.00 GMT
Saturday: 13.00 GMT, 16.00 GMT, 19.00 GMT
Tuesday: 13.00 GMT, 16.00 GMT, 19.00 GMT
Total CAF Confederation Cup fixtures
Sunday: 13.00 GMT, 16.00 GMT, 19.00 GMT
Wednesday: 13.00 GMT, 16.00 GMT, 19.00 GMT
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