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. Two legged CAFCL after all?
We have to rely on hearsay because CAF will never be upfront with communication. So, the status of the CAF Champions League could be set for another twist. Cameroon decided not to host and everyone is scratching their heads about where CAFCL semifinals and final will be played. Since Morocco and Egypt are ready to resume football, it is possible that the semis could revert to a two-legged format. The final would be played at a yet-to-be-named venue.
2. Tresor Mputu recalls Arsenal trial
Tresor Mputu is considered the CAFCL co-GOAT along with Mohamed Aboutrika. The DR Congo forward was so good, at one time, that he was all set for a move to Arsenal. This was back in 2007 when the London side was good. But things did not work out as hoped. This is the tale Mputu recalled for TP Mazembe this week. Do you think Tresor would have flourished under Wenger?
Source: TP Mazembe
3. Pitso loves Maluleka signing
Pitso Mosimane was most certainly happy to land George Maluleka from Kaizer Chiefs. He singled out the midfielders ability to score goals and shoot outside the box. But one has to wonder what Sundowns’ play is. Maluleka is on the wrong side of 30 and adding onto the oldest team in the CAF Champions League. The club recruits from the South African market and it seems no good young players are coming through for them to sign.
4. Nigerian Professional Football League cancelled
Nigeria won’t be resuming the 2019/2020 season. The country’s football federation decided to end the season across board. This affects the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) as well. As a result, the top 3 as at matchday 25 will represent the country in the CAFCC and CAFCL. The privileged teams are Plateau United, Rivers, United and Lobi Stars. But what happens to Enyimba? They played only 20 matches. I guess it’s another reason to point a finger to both league administrators and CAF for poor match scheduling.
5. Ben Romdhane to force his way out of Esperance
Esperance Tunis midfielder, Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane is adamant that he must take his chance to play in Europe. A number of clubs in France and Belgium are interested in the 23 year old. But Esperance do not want to let him go unless a big enough offer is made. This has forced Ben Romdhane to consider the alternative of buying out the 2 remaining years of his contract. He is reportedly doing this to join Olympique Nimes in the French Ligue 1.
Source: Africa Top Sports