xeniasports – Cairo
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has ended the controversy over the date and venue of the African Super match between Al-Ahly, the African Champions League champion, and the Moroccan RS Berkane Club, who won the Confederation Championship.
CAF revealed, in an official statement, that due to the difficulty in reaching an agreement with the Qatar Football Association on organizing the 2019-2020 Super Cup between Al-Ahly Club (Egypt) and Nahdet Berkane (Morocco), the Executive Office decided to hold the match in the first half of 2021. “
The CAF did not specify the “deadline” for the confrontation, leaving it “open” in the period between January 1 and June 30, 2021.
The decision to conduct the Super Cup in Qatar came because the sponsoring company refused the idea of transferring it to Egypt due to the terms of the contract signed between the Qatar Football Association and the African Federation.
CAF during its meeting in Cairo, also made a decision to appoint the Cameroonian Issa Hayatou as honorary president.
The executive office of CAF proposed to the General Assembly, which will be held on Friday, to grant the status of Honorary President of Hayatou in order to honor him for the years he spent in the position of President of the Continental Federation.
Hayatou had presided over the “CAF” for 30 years, from 1987 to 2017, and his honor to the post of honorary president coincides with the suspension of Malagasy Ahmed Ahmed and his exclusion from the presidency of the continental federation of the game, while also preventing him from running for the next elections after many complaints against him, initiated by Amr Fahmy Kef’s general secretary, who recently passed away.
CAF approved a set of major reforms to combat corruption and mismanagement, in addition to many measures that respond to combating the health crisis caused by the “Coronavirus”.