CAF Champions League to renew after lengthy delay


CAF membership soccer resumes this weekend — 5 months delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic — with 2019/2020 Champions League semi-final first legs in Morocco.  

Casablanca groups Wydad and Raja host Egyptian giants Al Ahly and Zamalek respectively on Saturday and Sunday with the return matches subsequent weekend. 

The one-match last is ready for November 6 at a Moroccan or Egyptian venue to be determined and the champions pocket $2.5 million (2.1 million euros). 

Right here, AFP Sport covers information from across the continent.


The one-match semi-finals and last of the CAF Confederation Cup, the African equal of the Europa League, can be staged solely in Morocco.

Native golf equipment Renaissance Berkane and Hassania Agadir meet in Casablanca on October 19 adopted by Pyramids of Egypt in opposition to Horoya of Guinea in Rabat the next day.

Rabat hosts the October 25 last and a brand new identify can be engraved on a trophy first competed for in 2004 and gained a file 3 times by Tunisian membership CS Sfaxien.


Uganda goalkeeper Ismail Watenga is having trials with South African 2019/2020 season treble winners Mamelodi Sundowns.

He was advisable to the Pretoria membership by compatriot Denis Onyango, the present first selection shot stopper at 2016 African champions Sundowns.

Watenga will face competitors from Onyango, Zambian Kennedy Mweene and locals Ricardo Goss and Jody February ought to he be part of the 10-time South African Premiership champions. 


Former Zimbabwe defender/midfielder Norman Mapeza has give up as coach of South African Premiership newcomers Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) after simply three weeks.

The 48-year-old cited “unworkable circumstances”, including that he “couldn’t assist the membership anymore”.

TTM will play top-flight soccer for the primary time this Saturday having purchased the standing of disbanded Bidvest Wits, and there have been experiences of chaotic pre-season preparations.

South Africa

South African golf equipment will return to enjoying at residence when the 2020/2021 season kicks off on Saturday with a knockout competitors between the highest eight finishers within the final league.

When the earlier coronavirus-affected season resumed in August, all matches had been performed inside a ‘bio bubble’ protecting Johannesburg, Pretoria and Soweto.

Sports activities minister Nathi Mthethwa stated the 16 top-flight golf equipment can use their residence grounds, however no spectators can be permitted.


Egyptian Premier League membership Ismaily have had a depressing season, mendacity twelfth within the 18-team championship after simply 10 victories in 32 matches.

However they might quickly pocket prize cash a lot better than that on provide within the CAF Champions League, the elite African membership competitors.

Champions League winners obtain $2.5 million — $3.5 million lower than Arab Membership Champions Cup semi-finalists Ismaily will earn in the event that they go on the win the competitors.


Zambian ahead Mwape Musonda has exchanged one lowly-placed membership for an additional by transferring from Black Leopards in South Africa to Hatta within the United Arab Emirates.

Leopards wanted playoffs to retain their South African Premiership standing whereas Hatta had been second final within the Arabian Gulf League when the season was deserted as a result of coronavirus.

Mwape gained the Premiership Golden Boot award with 16 objectives two seasons in the past and his playoff objectives had been instrumental in Leopards’ survival. 

DR Congo

Renaissance rose to the highest of the Democratic Republic of Congo Linafoot Ligue 1 after a 1-0 away win over Racing Membership in a Kinshasa derby.

Jean Kaswayi scored for the unfamiliar leaders in a championship historically dominated by TP Mazembe from southern metropolis Lubumbashi and Kinshasa-based V Membership.

Renaissance have seven factors from three matches, two factors greater than Maniema Union, three above Blessing and 4 forward of V Membership and Saint Eloi Lupopo.




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