Moroccan press reports confirmed, Friday, May 6, that the competition to host the 2022 African Champions League final was limited to the Mohammed V complex in the Moroccan capital, Rabat, and the Abdoulaye Wade Stadium in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.

According to the Moroccan website sport.le360.ma, the final of the African competition – which is scheduled for the current May 29 – was limited to Morocco and Senegal, after consultations held by the Confederation of African Football, headed by South African Patrice Motsebe.

The site indicated that the members of the CAF executive office had already voted to choose the Mohammed V complex to host the current version of the Champions League, pending the official announcement, but President Motsepe called on the heads of the Moroccan and Senegalese federations to find a common ground for understanding.

It is noteworthy that the new “Abdoulaye Wade” stadium, with a capacity of 50,000 spectators, is considered one of the most modern stadiums in Africa.

The first leg of the 2021-22 CAF Champions League semi-finals will be held on Saturday, May 7, when Al-Ahly of Egypt meets ES Setif of Algeria, and Petro Atletico of Angola with Wydad of Morocco, with the return matches to be held on the 14th of the same month. The final of the tournament is scheduled to be played on May 29.

The Egyptian Federation demands a “neutral stadium” for the final of the African Champions

On Saturday, April 30, the Egyptian Football Association officially called on its African counterpart, CAF, to play the 2022 African Champions League final at a neutral stadium.

And the Egyptian Federation said in an official statement published on its accounts on social media: “The Egyptian Football Association, headed by Gamal Allam, confirms that it formally addressed the Confederation of African Football (“K”) during the validity of the Champions League and Confederation Cup, to stress the need to observe the principle of equality. Opportunities, and holding the final match of the African Champions League and Confederation Cup on neutral venues, away from the teams involved in the two matches.

“The Egyptian Football Association also confirms its reservations about holding the Champions League final in its current version 2021-2022 on the stadium of any of the four countries,” the statement added, referring to the countries represented in the semi-finals of the continental championship.

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