Morocco to host 2022 CAF Champions League final

By David Ochieng Mbewa

The final of the 2022 African Champions League will be hosted in Morocco after Senegal’s football federation withdrew its bid, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Monday.

FILE PHOTO: A picture of the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) Champions League trophy. /Getty Images

CAF, however, did not give any further details explaining the reason for Senegal’s withdrawal.

The final of the tournament will be held on May 30 at a venue to be confirmed.

This means two-time winners Wydad Athletic Club could play a final on home soil if they overcome Petro Atlético of Angola. The Moroccan club holds a 3-1 lead following their semifinal first leg in Luanda on May 7.

CAF also said it was considering reverting to the previous two-legged home and away final to determine the winner of the competition, rather than the current one-leg final.

In July 2019, CAF, then under the leadership of former president Ahmad Ahmad, decided to determine the winner of the Champions League through a one-leg match at a neutral venue.

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