Egyptian FA given green light to bid for hosting right of reaming CAF Champions League fixtures

Published on: 12 July 2020

The Egyptian Football Association (GFA) has been given the green light by the Sports Ministry of the country to go ahead and bid for the hosting rights of the remaining CAF Champions League fixtures.

At an Executive Committee meeting by the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) a couple of weeks ago, it was agreed that the semi-finals and final of 2019/2020 edition of the top tier inter-club competition will be staged in one country.

This is to ensure that the safety of players, coaches, and other officials who will be involved in the remaining games are protected from the deadly Coronavirus (Covid-19) disease.

Following discussions between the Egyptian FA and their Sports Ministry, they have been given the go-ahead to place a bid for the hosting rights.

It is now understood that an application will be sent to CAF by the EFA tomorrow to seek the right to staging the remaining games in the competition.

Both Egyptian giants, Al Ahly and Zamalek are in the semi-finals of the CAF Champions League and will be eyeing progression to the final of the competition.

Initially, Cameroon was selected by CAF to host the competition but the government of the country had to reject it. According to them, the current weather conditions in the country will make it difficult to put up the necessary measures.

Meanwhile, it is understood that the United Arab Emirates is considering making a bid to stage the remaining matches of the CAF Competition.