CAF Super Cup between Al Ahly and RS Berkane postponed to 2021

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CAIRO, EGYPT - JUNE 06: Confederation of African Football (CAF) building is seen in Cairo, Egypt on June 06, 2019. It is reported that, President of the Confederation of African Football, Ahmed Ahmed was detained in France's capital Paris, over allegation of corruption. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The CAF Super Cup between Champions League winners Al Ahly of Egypt and Confederation Cup winners RS Berkane of Morocco was pushed forward to next year, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: The Confederation of African Football (CAF) headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The announcement was made following a CAF Executive Committee meeting on the same day in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

“Faced with the difficulty of finding an agreement with the Qatari Football Federation (QFA) for the organization of the 2019/2020 Super Cup, Al Ahly (Egypt) Vs. RS Berkane (Morocco), the Executive Committee decided that the Total CAF Super Cup will take place in the first half of 2021,” CAF said in a statement.

CAF, however, did not specify an exact date when the match will be played.

Last month, CAF announced that the match would be played in Cairo after a decision was arrived at not to have Qatar host the game.

However, RS Berkane protested against the decision arguing that playing in Cairo would give their opponents an upper hand.

The Moroccans demanded that the match either be played in Qatar as earlier agreed or at a neutral venue.

Next year’s match will be the 29th edition of the CAF Super Cup which Al Ahly has won a record six times.

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