11 Jan, 11:20
Confederation of African Football (CAF) has approved the calendar modifications of the 2018 Caf interclub competitions- The Champions League and Confederations Cup.
The decision is part of the implementation of the resolutions passed in the Football symposium held last year in Morocco.
The members proposed a change in periodicity of the competitions to run from September to May like the European format.
The Caf Executive committee led by the president Ahmad Ahmad decided that the next season – which is a transition-, will begin in December and end in May with a tighter rules on the application of Club Licensing regulations.
The 2018 seaason will kick off on the weekend of 9-11 February and end on December 2nd.
Preliminaries rounds of Caf CL/CC – February 9-11 and 20-21 for return leg
Round of 32 Caf CL/CC – March 6-7 and 16-18 for return leg
Round of 32 Caf CC – April 6-8 and 17-18 (this involves teams that dropped from Caf CL and teams that won their ties in Caf CC round of 32)
Match day 1- May 4-6
Match day 2 – May 15-16
Match day 3 – July 17-18
Match day 4 – July 27-29
Match day 5 – August 17-19
Match day – August 28-29
Quarter finals CL/CC – Sept 14-16 and 21-23 for return leg
Semifinals – October 2-3 and 23-24 for return leg
Caf CL final – November 2-4 and 9-11 for return leg
Caf CC – November 23-25 and November 30-December 2 for return leg