CAF Names Nigeria as Host Nation For 2022 Confederation Cup Final, Picks Stadium

CAF Names Nigeria as Host Nation For 2022 Confederation Cup Final, Picks Stadium

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:02 PM
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  • Final of the 2022 CAF Confederation Cup will be played at the Akpabio international stadium in Uyo, Nigeria
  • This is according to the new directive issued by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Wednesday, 11 May
  • Orlando Pirates beat Libya’s Al Ahli Tripoli in the semifinal first leg, while RS Berkane lost 1-0 to TP Mazembe

Confederation of African Football chiefs have named the Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Nigeria as the hosting ground for the 2022 CAF Confederation Cup final.

This will be the first intercontinental major final that will be played at the Akpabio International Stadium as the encounter will be played on 20 May.

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CAF names Nigeria as host nation for 2022 Confedeartion Cup final, picks Uyo stadium.
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According to the confirmation by CAF, the kickoff time for this encounter has not been fixed, but the body in charge explained that they will communicate on that soon.

Which club is using the Akpabio International Stadium?

Akwa United who are the reigning Nigerian Professional Football League champions are the landlords of the Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.

Coach Deji Ayeni and his wards are currently occupying fifth position on the Nigerian Professional Football League table with 40 points after 27 games played so far.

Which teams will play in the CAF Confederation Cup final?

In the first match of the first leg of the semi-finals, DR Congo’s TP Mazembe scored a late goal to secure 1-0 win over RS Berkane of Morocco.

And in the second semifinal, Orlando Pirates of South Africa beat Libya’s Al Ahli Tripoli 2-0 in the first leg.

NFF races against time as Super Eagles coaching position remains vacant

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Nigeria Football Federation is racing against time to name a new coach for the Super Eagles as the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers is around the corner.

The AFCON qualifiers kick-off in June and barely three weeks before the first game, the Super Eagles of Nigeria are without a coach.

It was gathered that members of the NFF recently had a meeting with the Ministry of Sports and plans are underway to conduct interviews with prospective candidates for the vacant Super Eagles coaching role.

A statement by the NFF claims interviews will begin in earnest and a coach will be named at the end of the process.

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