Cameroon’s Japoma Stadium Will Host 2019/2020 CAF Champions League Final

The 50,000 capacity Japoma Stadium in Douala, Cameroon will host the first-ever one-off CAF Champions League final in May the Confederation of Africa Football has announced.

The 2019/2020 Champions League final will be the first to be staged in a neutral venue after CAF tweaked its premiere inter-club competition to discard two-legged finals.

Previously, both finalists played one tie each at home with the title going to the winners on aggregate or away goals or penalties in the event of a draw.

The stadium which is known officially as the Stade Omnisports de Douala was started in 2017 but work is yet to be fully completed in the complex although the main playing area has been completed and is expected to be ready for May’s final.

This season’s final could be an all Egyptian or an all Moroccan affair after two clubs from both countries made the last four.

Egyptian eight-time record winners Al Ahly will play Moroccan side Wydad Casablanca while Wydad’s neighbours Raja Casablanca will Ahly’s Egyptian rivals Zamalek in the last four.

The fixtures will hold on 1 May with the return legs holding a week later.