GODSWILL AKPABIO INTERNATIONAL STADIUM, UYO

Godswill Akpabio Stadium To Host CAF Champions League Final

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed that Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo will host the 2022 CAF Champions League final scheduled for Sunday, May 29.

According to the Senior Special Assistant on Sports to Akwa Ibom State Governor, Paul Bassey, CAF officials had visited the Stadium over four weeks ago to inspect the state of the sporting facilities.

Aside the stadium, the delegation also inspected the Victor Attah International Airport, Ibom Icon Hotel and Golf Resort and Ibom Specialist Hospital among others in line with CAF standard for host city.

Al Ahly of Egypt that have won a record 10 Champions League titles will face ES Setif of Algeria in the semi-final.

The Egyptian giant will be hoping to reach their 3rd consecutive finals, having won the last two finals.

In another semi-final game, Petro Atletico of Angola will lock horns with Wydad Casablanca of Morocco.

This is the third time the CAF Champions finals will be played in a single final format as opposed to a two-legged fixtures format, which was being used in the competition since 1966.

Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt hosted the 2020 final, while the Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca, Morocco, hosted the 2021 final.

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