CAF announce dates for revised dates for calender

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Confederation of African Football have given out the detail for the revised CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup calendar.

The winner of the ongoing CAF Champions League will be given direct entry into the group phase of the 2018/19 edition of the competition in a bid by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) to alleviate fixture congestion.

Caf general secretary Amr Fahmy has stated this decision is a one-off and applies only to the 2018 Champions League because of changes to the timing of the annual continental club competition.

The current Champions League and African Confederation Cup are the last to be staged within a calendar year.

This ends a five decade of a tradition of a February start and culminating in an end-of-the-year finish.

The next editions will mark the change in dates as decided by Caf after overwhelming suggestions at last year’s Caf symposium in Rabat.

Future Champions League and Confederation Cup competitions will be staged from August through to May, following the same schedule as most of the major African leagues and also that of the European club competitions.

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