Football continues to feel the wrath of the Corona Virus as several competitions continue to be postponed.
Just days after the U17 Women World Cup qualifiers were pushed to a future date, both the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League and Confederations Cup have also suffered the same fate.
The two elite club competitions had reached the semi final stage with four teams remaining in each of the two competitions.
The semi-finals of the two competitions were scheduled for 1-3 May (first leg) and 8-10 May (second leg).
The postponement was confirmed through a statement released by CAF.
“In light of growing concerns and evolving nature on Covid-19 amidst lockdown in most countries, the CAF Emergency Committee has decided to postpone both the Champions League and Confederations Cup matches until further notice, said CAF in a statement.
“A new schedule will be announced in due time. Meanwhile CAF is monitoring the situation closely and working with the relevant authorities such as the World Health Organization (WHO) on the impact of the virus on the continent.”
This takes the tally of postponed event-by CAF, to five after the AFCON 2021 qualifiers, CHAN 2020 finals and the FIFA U-17 Women World Cup qualifiers were also pushed to a future date.
In the semi finals of the Champions League, record champions Al Ahly are set to face Moroccan heavyweights Wydad Casablanca while Zamalek takes on Raja Casablanca.
In the CAF Confederation Cup, Guinea’s Horoya AC will face Pyramids while the other pits two Moroccan sides in Hassania Agadir and RS Berkane.
Just like in the past, Uganda was represented but a single side in each of the two competitions.
KCCA FC were in the Champions League while Proline FC represented us in the Confederations Cup.
After elimination from the Champions League by Angolan side Petro de Luanda, KCCA FC were dumped into Confederations Cup but could not negotiate their way past Algerian side Paradou AC at the final qualification round, losing 4-1 on aggregate.
It was also the same round that say Proline get dumped out following a 4-2 loss to Libyan side Al-Nasr.