CAF Champions League Final Back To Two Legs

 

CAF Executive has ruled that the Champions League final reverts to its home and away basis.

CAF President Patrice Motsepe made the revelations.

A statement on CAF website briefly reads: “The CAF President announced that going forward the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League final will now be played over two legs.”

The last four editions of the CAF Champions League final have been played on a neutral venue.

This decision, which was met with mixed reviews, was introduced in 2019 by then CAF President Ahmad Ahmad, on July 17 2019 to be exact.

Zamalek went on to lose to Al Ahly 2-1 in an all Egyptian final held in Cairo, Egypt.

Then, it marked the first time since 1965 the Caf Champions League final was played in a single game.

Al Ahly beat Kaiser Chiefs 3-0 in Casablanca, Morocco the following year in 2020.

And controversies ensured when Morocco was again awarded with the hosting rights for the 2021 final between Al Ahly and home team Wydad.

Despite strong protests from Al Ahly to stage the final elsewhere, CAF upheld it’s decision saying that only Morocco and Senegal had bid to host the final before the latter withdrew.

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