The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that the second leg of the African Football League final between Mamelodi Sundowns and Wydad Athletic Club has been moved to Sunday – a day after the Soweto Derby.
A major fixture clash in South African football was on the cards after Sundowns had qualified for the inaugural AFL final, which was scheduled for 5 and 11 November, with the first leg taking place in Casablanca.
However, the second leg in Pretoria would have clashed with the Soweto Derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates set to take place on the same day.
But CAF have now prevented the massive bottleneck and moved the AFL final second leg to Sunday.
“The Confédération Africaine de Football (“CAF”) has announced the dates and kick-of times of the first and second leg Final of the African Football League (“AFL”) between Morocco’s Wydad Athletic Club and Mamelodi Sundowns from South Africa,” read a statement on Friday evening.
“Wydad AC will host the first leg of what is expected to be a thrilling Final between Africa’s two most enterprising Clubs on Sunday, 05 November 2023 in Morocco at Casablanca’s Stade Mohammed V at 19H00 local time (18H00 GMT and 20H00 Cairo time).
“The second leg will be played in Pretoria (Tshwane), South Africa at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Sunday, 12 November 2023 at 15H00 local time (13H00 GMT and 15H00 Cairo time) where the Inaugural African Football League (“AFL”) Champions will be crowned.”