29th edition of CAF Super Cup moved from Doha to Cairo

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CAIRO, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) and the Qatar Football Association (QFA) have agreed that Qatar will not host the 2020 CAF Super Cup which was initially to be held from August 14 to 16, 2020.

"Based on the joint coordination between CAF and the QFA regarding the agenda of sporting events, it was decided that Qatar will not host the 2020 Total CAF Super Cup which was initially slotted to be held between 14-16, August 2020," CAF said in a statement.

This year's edition will be held in Cairo, Egypt, the statement revealed. However, it was not decided when the match will be played.

The CAF Super Cup traditionally pits the winner of the CAF Champions League against that of the CAF Confederation Cup in a one-off clash.

"Based on the African and Qatari sports calendars, the conditions will be right for another exceptional edition of this competition to be staged in Qatar," CAF quoted QAF president Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Ahmad Al-Thani as saying.

According to CAF's statement, CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad, expressed gratitude to the QFA as well as to the authorities of the country for their unfailing commitment alongside CAF and the preparatory work already carried out.

CAF and the QFA will continue to hold joint coordination meetings during the coming period to identify as quickly as possible any indication of the event's return to Doha based on the competition calendar agreed between the two sides, the statement said. Enditem

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