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CAF confirm five substitutions rule for 2020/2021 Interclubs tourneys

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed that the five substitutions rule will be in place for the 2020/2021 Interclub’s competitions.

“We would like also to confirm that enforcement of the 5 substitutions rule in the Interclubs’ matches next season in conformity of the decision of CAF Executive Committee,” said a Communication dated August 31st sent to all National Associations affiliated to CAF.

The letter signed by the Acting General Secretary, Abdelmounaim Bah also called on all MAs to request their clubs (License applicant) intending to participate in the CAF Interclubs’ competition season 2020/2021 to undergo the club licensing process.

The development comes after FIFA also allowed making five substitutions few months ago as a result of the emergence of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

CAF has gone ahead to open the competitions management system (CMS) starting September 1st and the deadline is October 20th.

The communication also indicated that any Member Associations that could not complete the season 2019/2020 and considered that this season is totally cancelled and not counted, the engaged teams in the next CAF season will be the same teams qualified from the said association in the last CAF season 2019/2020 taking into consideration the quota of each association according to their ranking.

Mlandege SC who emerged champions in the Zanzibar Premier League will participate in the CAF Champions League 2020/2021, while KVZ FC who lifted the Zanzibar FA Cup qualified to play in the CAF Confederation 2020/2021.

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