Caf allows 5,000 fans to attend CCL semi-final games

Caf has permitted 5,000 fans to attend the two Champions League semi-final first-leg games on Saturday. 

Esperance welcome defending champions Al Ahly to the Stade Olympique de Rades.

Meanwhile Wydad Casablanca host Kaizer Chiefs at the Mohammed V Stadium in another intriguing fixture.

The body disclosed on Friday that the host teams requested fans’ presence in their stadiums for the first-leg clashes.

These include Esperance and Wydad Casablanca.

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This was accepted after consultations with government and health authorities in Tunisia and Morocco.

Prior to Saturday’s games, continental games involving clubs and countries in Africa have been behind closed doors.

Another option, fans opened to a limited audience in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Caf confirms

“Caf has approved the attendance of 5000 supporters for the matches Esperance (Tunisia) v Al Ahly (Egypt).”

“And Wydad (Morocco) v Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa), TotalEnergies Caf Champions League semi-final first leg, scheduled on Saturday 19 June 2021,” the statement reads on Caf’s website.

“Esperance faces Al Ahly at Stade Olympique De Rades, Tunis.

Meanwhile Wydad receives Kaizer Chiefs at Complexe Mohamed V Stadium, Casablanca.”

“This is after receiving an application from the host member.”

And approvals from governmental and health authorities in Tunisia and Morocco.”

“Caf has stressed that all medical precautions should be followed at all times in respect to Caf Covid-19 health protocols.”

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