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Zamalek's Mahmoud Alaa celebrates scoring their third goal REUTERS-Amr Abdallah Dalsh

African Champions League final to be played October 16-17

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has abandoned plans to play the semi-final and final of the 2019-20 African Champions League in a single venue and have set a date of Oct. 16-17 for the continental decider.
The CAF Confederation cup on display before the draw. REUTERS-Amr Abdallah Dalsh

African Champions League final stages in doubt

The final stages of this year’s African Champions League remain in doubt after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said it was still waiting to hear from Cameroon about hosting the matches.
President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad

African Cup of Nations postponed from January next year to 2022

Next January’s Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon have been postponed by one year and will now take place in 2022, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided on Tuesday.

African Champions League semi-finals postponed

Next month’s two-legged semi-finals of the African Champions League have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Sunday.
Cameroon’s Japoma Stadium, Douala will host the first ever single final-match format of the Champions League the Confederation of African Football has announced.

Douala to host CAF Champions League final

The newly-built Japoma Stadium in the Cameroon city of Douala will stage the final of this season’s African Champions League on May 29, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed on Monday.

CAF sticks to Afcon qualifier schedule despite coronavirus fears

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has no plans to postpone any club or international fixtures due to the coronavirus outbreak, but is open to scheduling matches behind closed doors, the organisation said on Wednesday.
Emmanuel Amuneke

Emmanuel Amuneke faces challenges as new coach of struggling El-Makkasa

Former Nigeria international Emmanuel Amuneke has said that he may face some challenges after taking over at struggling Egyptian Premier League side El-Makkasa.
Vahid Halilhodzic

Vahid Halilhodzic named as new coach of Morocco

Former Japan boss Vahid Halilhodzic was named as the new coach of Morocco on Thursday, his third job with an African nation.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has confirmed Esperance as winners of 2019 Caf Champions League.

CAF declares Esperance African champions after legal battle

Tunisia’s Esperance were declared winners of the African Champions League by CAF on Wednesday following a long legal battle after Wydad Casablanca stormed off in protest during the second leg of the final in May.
Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano

Kano FA suspends matches at Sani Abacha Stadium

The Kano State Football Association says it has suspended all local competition matches at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano, following a decision by its management.
VAR Video Assistant Referee

Afcon: VAR to be used from quarterfinals

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system will be introduced from the quarter-final stage of the Africa Cup of Nations, increasing the possibility of drama in a tournament traditionally filled with refereeing controversy but this year rather muted.
VAR Video Assistant Referee

Morocco to introduce VAR technology for all top-flight league games

Morocco will introduce Video Referee Assistance (VAR) for its top-flight league matches from next season.

Egypt’s Ismaily reinstated to CAF Champions League after successful appeal

Egyptian club Ismaily SC have been reinstated to this year's African Champions League after a successful appeal against their expulsion.
Patrice Carteron

Raja Casablanca appoint Patrice Carteron as new coach

Morocco's Confederation Cup holders Raja Casablanca have named Frenchman Patrice Carteron as their new coach.
Espérance

Esperance celebrate centenary despite ban for supporters

Tunisia's Esperance are continuing the club's centenary celebrations despite being punished by the Confederation of African Football (Caf).

Vincent Enyeama plans return to the post after two years in limbo

Former Nigerian captain Vincent Enyeama is keen on a return to football almost two years after making his last competitive appearance for French club Lille.
Fresh protests against bread price hikes rattled Sudan Sunday, as riot police deployed around the capital Khartoum five days into demonstrations that have claimed at least eight lives.

Sudan soccer fans clash with police, call on Bashir to leave

Fans at a soccer match in Sudan's capital chanted slogans demanding President Omar Bashir step down and later clashed with police in the Khartoum suburb of Omdurman, according to activists and video clips posted online.
Martín Lasarte

Egyptian giants Al Ahly appoint Uruguay’s Martin Lasarte as new coach

Egyptian giants Al Ahly have announced the appointment of Uruguayan Martin Lasarte as the club's new coach.

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