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Date and location of CAF Super Cup between Ahly and USM Alger to be announced July 7: Source

A source within the Confederation of African Football (CAF) revealed the July 7 will be when the African Union announces the date and location of the African Super Cup match between Al-Ahly SC and the Algerian USM Alger, in addition to the stadium scheduled to host the match.

The source said in a brief statement to Al-Masry Al-Youm: “On July 7, the African Union will officially announce the date and location of the African Super Cup between Ahly and USM Alger.”

Ahly club won the African Champions League title at the expense of Moroccan Wydad AC, and USM Alger won the Confederation Cup championship at the expense of Tanzania’s Young Africans.

The Al-Ahly Sporting Club made a big victory over Al-Hilal from Sudan with three clean goals in April at Cairo Stadium, in the final and sixth round of the group stage of CAF Champions League.

Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim Kahraba scored for Ahly in the 25th minute, and Hussein al-Shahat scored twice in the 64th and 81st minutes.

With this win, Ahly raised its tally to point 10, in second place in group B standings, with a goals difference ahead of Hilal who ranked third with the same number of points.

MENA reported at the time that security authorities agreed on allowing 50,000 fans to attend the match of Al Ahly in the CAF Champions League group stage against Sudan’s Al-Hilal, the Egyptian club announced on March 21.


Super League in Africa

President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe announced at the “FIFPRO Africa” conference in Gaborone, Botswana that “In October of this year, the African Super League will kick off.”

“We may change the name of the competition, because some of the big sponsors say that the reputation of the Super League in Europe was not good.”

“If you associate the name of the Super League with the sport of football, this has negative connotations. We may change the name, but currently we will continue to use the African Super League until we change it,” he concluded.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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