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2021/2022 CAF Inter-clubs Competitions To Start In September

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Tuesday that its club competitions for the 2021/2022 season will start in September.

The first legs of the Champions League and Confederation Cup preliminary rounds will be held from 10-12 September, with the second legs taking place one week later, the African governing body revealed.

CAF also said the group stage of the Champions League will start 11 February, 2022 and end on 3 April after introducing a congested schedule.

The quarter-finals will begin on 15 April while the semis will be played on 6 May with both rounds being  played over two legs.

The calendar reveals further that the 2021/22 season will climax in May 2022 with the final match of the CAF Champions League billed to hold on May 29, seven days after the CAF Confederation Cup final.

Meanwhile, CAF revealed the 12 countries that will be having two teams in the African Champions league 2021/22 and the African Confederation Cup 2021/22.

The countries  include Algeria, Angola, RD Congo, Egypt, Guinea, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia.

CAF has reminded all the affiliated associations that the regulatory deadline to submit the engagement requests for the clubs is July31 this year.

Patrice Motsepe’s led body also extended the five substitutions per rule for the 2021/22 Interclubs season with each club will be allowed to register 40 players instead of the regulatory 30.

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