Tunisia, Egypt battle to replace Cameroon as hosts for CAF Champions League final tournament
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Tunisia, Egypt battle to replace Cameroon as hosts for CAF Champions League final tournament

Egypt and Tunisia are reportedly positioning themselves to take over the hosting rights for this year's CAF Champions League final mini-tournament after Cameroon pulled out. 

The West African nation last week indicated that it will not be able to host the final CAF Champions League matches that were due to take place in September due to adverse whether conditions.

Tunisia's Amine Mougou told BBC Sport Africa that they deserve to host the tournament as they had initially applied to host the one-off finals. 

“When Caf first sent the call for countries to host the matches, we applied alongside Cameroon,” he said.

“It should be the standard procedure that we would be next in line, should Cameroon fall short on their commitments.

“We are prepared and willing to host the matches if we receive a request from Caf.

“The only thing left for us to do would be to coordinate with local authorities on organisational matters.”

At the same time, Egypt's Minister of Sports Ashraf Sobhi told Egyptian TV that they have the requisite experience to host the tournament. 

“We have already done for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and the under-23’s.”

However, Egypt’s declaration to host the games will find resistance from Caf since two of their clubs; Zamalek and Al Ahly are in the competition.

CAF announced that the semi-finals will be played at central venue culminating in a grand final. 

Zamalek are poised to take on Morocco's Raja Casablanca while Al Ahly face another Moroccan side Wydad Casablanca.