CAF Champions League final: Zamalek vs Al Ahly to be played behind closed doors


The CAF Champions League final between Zamalek and Al Ahly on Friday, will be played behind closed doors, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced.

In a bid to contain the spread of the virus in Africa, no fans will be allowed entry into the Cairo International Stadium as the winners of the 2019-20 edition will be decided.

“Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) and Egyptian Football Association (EFA) expressed their great interest in the Total Caf Champions League final between Zamalek SC and Al Ahly SC at the Cairo International Stadium on Friday at 9:00 pm Cairo local time,” a statement from CAF read.

“Following the current situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, CAF and EFA confirmed in a joint statement that their utmost priority is the safety of Egyptian and African Football families.

“Therefore, it was decided to hold the game behind closed doors. The Caf Champions League final will be played at Cairo International Stadium founded in 1960, will be the first final in the competition history between the two Egyptian football rivals, adding more excitement to the final of CAF’s biggest inter-club competition.

“CAF and EFA hope this game will be a message from Egypt and the African continent to the whole World, showing the capabilities of organising major sports events, and reflecting the technical development of African football.”

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