Following CAF’s decision to postpone Zamalek’s match against Raja in the return leg of the Champions League semi-final due to the spread of Covid-19 among Moroccan players, the Egyptian club sent a letter to CAF demanding to also postpone the last match.
CAF announced yesterday the postponement of the confrontation of the two teams scheduled for Saturday to November 1 after 14 of Raja’s players contracted Covid-19 infection, which led Moroccan health authorities to quarantine the entire team for 7 days.
The Egyptian club are asking for enough time to rest before the final:
Following CAF’s decision, Zamalek’s administration believes it is unfair for them – in case they make it the last game – not to have a 5-day rest period while their last opponent will have rested for almost 2 weeks before the match.
As a result, the Egyptian team, which took a 1-0 lead in the first leg of the game, officially asked to postpone the last match of the competition so that they had enough time to prepare for the clash if they made it to the final match.
CAF also announced in its statement yesterday that neither the date of the other semi-final match between Egyptian Al-Ahly and Moroccan Wydad nor the date of the last part of the tournament will not be subject to any change.
The two Egyptian giants have become favorites to secure the final two seats after Al-Ahly’s management to beat Wydad 2-0 in Casablanca in the semi-final first leg while Ashraf Bencharki’s header gave Zamalek the lead at Mohamed V stadium..