The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have announced an adjustment to dates and kick-off times for the Champions League and the Confederation Cup from the group stages, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
CAF announced on Tuesday via their official website that their Interclub Committee have approved that CAF Champions League matches will henceforth be played on Friday and Saturday for weekend matches and Tuesday for mid-week matches.
Sundays have been reserved for the CAF Confederation Cup and Wednesday for the mid-week games.
CAF General Secretary, Amr Fahmy, said the decision is towards creating a stronger identity for the Club competitions, exposure, marketable and accessible to a wider global audience.
“We strongly believe in having a unique identity for the club competitions and also creating a rendezvous for the fans, a major stakeholder to identify with the two competitions,”Fahmy told CAFonline.com.
“It will also increase the number of matches broadcast by the TV Rights Holders.
“There will be a few exceptions in some special cases since it is a novelty. However, we are hopeful it will mark a giant leap for our club competitions.”