CAF has introduced postponement of the 2019/2020 Total CAF Champions League semifinal 2nd leg game between Zamalek of Egypt and Raja Club Athletic – from October 24 to Sunday, November 1, 2020 at the Cairo International Stadium.
The alternate in date of the match, in accordance to CAF, was once inevitable after eight players of Raja shrunk coronavirus, and Moroccan fitness authorities cancelled the journey allow before granted the club.
“On Tuesday, October 20, RAJA CA informed CAF of the quarantine of its team by the Moroccan health authorities, following the detection of eight players declared positive for COVID-19 tests,” reads a statement released by CAF on Thursday.
“In addition, we received decisions of the Moroccan authorities canceling the special authorization to travel outside Moroccan territory granted to RAJA and thus imposing the club a self-isolation for one week, until October 27, 2020, date of a new PCR test.
“As a result, the team will not be able to travel to Egypt for their second leg of the 2019/20 T0TAL CAF Champions League Semi-Finals against Zamalek, scheduled for 24 October 2020. ”
Raja Club Athletic lost the 1st leg 1-0 at the Mohammed V Stadium Casablanca on Sunday October 18 2020 through Achraf Bencharki’s 18th minute goal.