Monday, June 21, 2021

African Champions League set to make history

The African Champions League final, which will take place on Friday, is set to make history twice as clubs from the same country will face each other for the first time. It will also be the first time the champion will be decided over one leg instead of two. The teams set to face each other are long time rivals from Egypt, Al Ahly and Zamalek.

As a result of the history between the two clubs and for safety precautions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the match will be played without the fans and under the slogan ‘no to fanaticism’. Instead, fans will be able to watch the game on television in either clubs or youth centres but not in cafes or public places. This came from a joint statement by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Egyptian Football Federation (EFA). 

Al Ahly has won the competition eight times while Zamalek has taken the crown five times. The match will kick-off tomorrow at 9 pm Egyptian time.

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