Morocco to host 2022 CAF Champions League final

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TOPSHOT – This photo shows the trophy before the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League draw at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Cairo on December 28, 2018. (Photo by MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP) ( Photo credit should read MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)

The 2022 African Champions League final will take place in Morocco after the withdrawal of the Senegalese Football Federation’s bid, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Monday.

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

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

The tournament final will take place on May 30 at a location to be confirmed.

This means that two-time winners Wydad Athletic Club could contest a home final if they beat Petro Atlético de Angola. The Moroccan club hold a 3-1 lead after their semi-final first leg in Luanda on May 7.

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

In July 2019, CAF, then under former president Ahmad Ahmad, decided to determine the winner of the Champions League by a first leg at a neutral venue.

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