Morocco to host 2021/2022 CAF Champions League final
Morocco will host this season’s CAF Champions league final, as the Confederation of African Football confirmed in a statement yesterday.
This will be the second successive season that the finals of Africa’s most prestigious club competition will be held in the North African country.
Last year’s final was played at the Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca, Morocco on 17 July 2021 as Al Ahly defeated Kaizer Chiefs 3–0 to win a record-extending 10th CAF Champions League title.
“CAF received a bid from the Senegalese Football Federation and from the Royal Moroccan Football Federation to host the final of the CAF Champions League 2022.”
The Senegalese Football Federation subsequently withdrew their bid, hence CAF awarding the hosting of the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League 2022 Final to Morocco.”
Moroccan giants, Wydad Casablanca, take a 3-1 first leg win over Angolan side Petro Atletico back home for the return leg, while Egypt’s Al Ahly hold a 4-0 first leg advantage over Algeria’s ES Setif in the second semifinal.
The winners of the respective ties will square off in the final on 30 May 2022.
The statement also reiterated that the Football governing body is working on reverting to the two legged tie in the finals as the final has been played as a single match for the second time at a pre-selected venue by CAF instead of a two-legged fixtures format, which was being used in the competition since 1966.
“The previous CAF leadership decided on 17 July 2019 that the winner of the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League will be determined by a one-leg final, instead of the usual two-legged, home and away final.”