"Adequate" African Championship dates announced for the new season… and an amendment to the rules

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has set start dates for the African Championships for the new season, be it the Champions League or the Confederation of African Football.

CAF has decided to postpone the start of the new African Championship season so that it starts on September 9 instead of August 9.

And it was decided to keep the system of five substitutions in the new season, in addition to allowing registration of 40 players in each club instead of 30, as well as allowing the presence of 9 players on the bench (instead of 7). .

The African Football Confederation has also decided to allocate only one registration period for clubs participating in the tournaments of the new season, from 1 to 15 August.

A source in Kefa explained: “The decision has been made to drop the idea of ​​having more than one date for registration, and just one period before the start of the tournament, in addition to the winter transfer period in January.”

CAF has set the following dates:

First preliminary round: first legs from 9 to 11 and second legs from 16 to 18 September.
Second preliminary round: first legs from 7 to 9 and return legs from 14 to 16 October.

Supplement (Confederation): November 2-9.

The first round (sets) from 10 to 12 February 2023.

The second round is from 17 to 19 February.

Third round: from 24 to 26 February.

Fourth round: 7 and 8 March.

Fifth round: March 17-18.
Sixth round: from March 31 to April 2.
Quarter-finals: first legs from 21 to 23 and second legs from 28 to 30 April.

Semi-finals: first legs from 12 to 14 and second legs from 19 to 21 May.

Final: June 2-11, 2023

Source: Koora

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