The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is set to announce new dates in the inter-club competitions as it will change from the current February to December period to September to May.
According to a document from the football governing body as reported by soka25east, the new dates will partially take effect from the 2018-2019 season before they are totally adopted in the following season.
“The next season (2018-2019) will start in December 2018 and end in May 2019 and from the following season (2019-2020), the two inter-club competitions will start between the month of September and October 2019 to end in May 2020,”reads the document in its part.
The changes have been placed in order to fit the European format of running continental competition rather than over the course of a calendar year as earlier communicated at a meeting of the Confederation of African Football in July that was hosted by Morocco.
New timing comes few months after the football governing body announced shifting of Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) from January to June from its next staging in Cameroon in 2019.
CAF’s Inter-Clubs Committee held a meeting in the Egyptian Capital, Cairo on Wednesday morning. After the meeting, the draw for the 2018 Inter Clubs competitions; CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup were released.