Cameroon will host the final of the African Champions League in May when the trophy is decided in a one-off tie after chaotic scenes marred the end of last season's competition. Photo: Reuters
Cameroon will host the final of the African Champions League in May when the trophy is decided in a one-off tie after chaotic scenes marred the end of last season's competition. Photo: Reuters

Cameroon to host final of African Champions League

By Sports Reporter Time of article published Mar 16, 2020

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BERLIN - Cameroon will host the final of the African Champions League in May when the trophy is decided in a one-off tie after chaotic scenes marred the end of last season's competition.

"The newly-built Japoma Stadium in the Cameroonian city of Douala will stage the final of the premier continental club championship on May 29, 2020," the African confederation (CAF) said Monday.

Contested since the 1964/65 season, the African club showpiece has nearly always concluded with a two-legged final.

But the 2019 edition ended in farce when Morocco's Wydad Casablanca walked off in the second leg against Tunisian club Esperance when a technical fault prevented the video review of a goal which was disallowed.

Esperance were awarded the title but Wydad's appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport remains open.

Wydad face Al-Ahly of Egypt in this year's semi-finals and their city rivals Raja Casablanca take on Zamalek, another Egyptian side, in the other tie.

The Japoma Stadium will host matches in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in January. Cameroon was due to host the 2019 edition but delays in construction and trouble in the country saw it moved to Egypt.

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