Douala and Rabat to Host Finals

19 Mar 2020

The Cameroonian city of Douala has been chosen to stage this season's African Champions League final, while the Moroccan capital Rabat will host the Confederation Cup final.

It is the first time the finals will be played at neutral venues.

Last June, the Confederation of African Football abandoned two-legged finals in favour of a one-match finale.

"The two cities got the nod following evaluation of... key facilities such as infrastructure, accommodation, and medical amongst others," a CAF statement read.

Given the coronavirus outbreak, it is unclear when the African Champions League final will actually take place, but it has been slated for 29 May in the newly-built Japoma Stadium.

Meanwhile, the Confederation Cup final is scheduled to be played five days earlier at Rabat's Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium.

Both competitions are currently at the semi-final stage.

Half of the countries in Africa have now reported cases, with all eight teams left in the respective competitions coming from nations that have reported coronavirus cases.

CAF postponed a handful of competitions last week, including this month's 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, but there was no mention of a possible delay for either the Champions League or Confederation Cup.

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