Tue, Jun

Morocco Will Host Champions League Final - CAF


Confederation of African Football (CAF) has chosen Morocco as host to the May 30 2022 champions league final after Senegal withdrew its bid to host the game. 

According to CAF, "offers were received from Senegal and Morocco, after the subsequent withdrawal of the Senegalese offer, Morocco was awarded the organising rights.

“There are currently discussions underway within Caf to revert to the old two-legged home and away final to determine the winner of the TotalEnergies Caf Champions League, rather than the one-leg final.”

Egypt's Al Ahly, ten-time African champions, won the final of the previous edition last July against South Africa's Kaizer Chiefs (3-0) at Casablanca's Mohammed-V stadium.

The decision to hold a second consecutive Champions League final in Morocco will not sit well with the defending champions, who are likely to face Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca in the final.

Al Ahly, hoping to reach the final and claim a third consecutive title, had last weekend asked CAF president Patrice Motsepe to host the final in a neutral country, but to no avail.

In the first leg of the semi-finals last weekend, Wydad beat Petro Luanda 3-1 in Angola, while Al Ahly won 4-0 at home in Cairo against Entente de Setif of Algeria.

The return matches are scheduled in Casablanca and Algiers this Friday and Saturday.