CAF changes date, venue of Super Cup

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Sunday announced a change in the date of the 2014 CAF Super Cup match to Thursday, Feb. 20 from Saturday, Feb. 22.

A statement on the football body’s website also said the one-off match will now take place at the Air Defence Stadium in Cairo, Egypt at 7 p.m. local time.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the match was earlier billed for the Cairo International Stadium.

The statement explained that the decision taken by the CAF Executive Committee was informed by “organisational reasons’’.

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It said the match will involve the 2013 CAF Champions League winners, Al Ahly of Egypt, and the 2013 Orange CAF Confederation Cup winners, CS Sfaxien of Tunisia.

NAN recalls that the match will be the second meeting between the two clubs after the 2009 edition which Al Ahly won 2-1 in Cairo.

Ahly is the most successful club in the history of the CAF Super Cup with five titles (2002, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2013), while Sfaxien were runners-up in 2008 and 2009.(NAN)