Were you too busy to catch up with all of the week’s CAF Champions League related stories? Don’t worry. Read our summary of the most interesting stories that made CAFCL news headlines.
1. Women’s CAF Champions League
The next CAF Executive Committee meeting, scheduled for 30th June, 2020, will have Women’s CAF Champions League as one of the items on the agenda. CAF plans to introduce this competition as part of its 4-year strategic plan on development of women’s football in Africa. Is this a good idea or a mistaken initiative like CHAN? Let’s wait and see what decision CAF arrives at.
2. Vincent Enyeama now a coach
Nigerian goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama was introduced as a goalkeeping coach for Iris Club de Croix. This team plays in the 5th division in France and will have Enyeama as goalkeeping coach for both the reserve team and the under-16s.
Vincent Enyeama has had a fruitful goalkeeping career. It was really kickstarted by winning the CAFCL in 2003 and 2004 with Enyimba.
3. Zamalek will not resume league football
Zamalek gave their strongest indication yet that they will not be involved in the resumption of the Egyptian Premier League on 25th July. Club captains, Hazem Emam and Shikabala released a statement confirming the squad’s position. This is definitely strange because Zamalek will also have to play in the CAF Champions League semifinals, and they have not said anything about this. But they are not the only Egyptian Premier League team against resumpion of the 2019/2020 season.
4. TP Mazembe donates a bus
TP Mazembe made good on their promise to donate a bus to TP Mazembe Kasungulu, which plays in the DRC second division. The club received a 36-seater bus with provincial leaders and club administrators gracing the ceremony for receipt of the gift. Good stuff from TP Mazembe here.
5. Esperance Tunis news
What have the African champions been up to? Not much. They are preparing for the resumption of the Tunisian league in August. This week, the club confirmed that Tayeb Meziani is not in the team’s future plans. The talented Algerian winger has simply been unable to settle at Parc B.
Esperance Tunis also announced that Kwame Bonsu will be out for 4 to 6 weeks to recuperate after surgery. This, as they continue to insist that none of their key players will be sold.