Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahly made to wait for Super Cup final

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Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahly will be made to wait to play the Super Cup final against Morocco’s Renaissance Berkane after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed that no date had been set for the match.

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The Super Cup is the annual meeting between the winners of CAF’s Champions League and Confederation Cup.

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The match had originally been scheduled for February 17, but despite reports that the contest will go ahead as planned, CAF has confirmed to Goal that the original date will not be honoured.

“The date is not out yet,” a source at the confederation confirmed on Sunday, ruling out another Al Ahly trophy this week.

The Red Devils have won a domestic double since Mosimane took over last year – clinching the Egyptian Premier League and Egyptian Cup – and duly added another record-extending Champions League title to their haul.

They recently competed in the Club World Cup having qualified for the tournament as Africa’s champions and finished third after defeating Brazil’s Palmeiras in the third-placed playoff.

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The 2021 Super Cup had originally been scheduled for August 2020 in Qatar.

However, the coronavirus pandemic meant that the latter stages of both the Champions League and the Confederation Cup were postponed, meaning that the original timescale could not be honoured.

Following the finals of the continental competitions, CAF opted to move the final to Cairo with a December date, but Morocco’s Berkane felt a non-neutral venue wasn’t fair.

While a return to Qatar – and a February date – had been expected to go ahead, CAF’s latest confirmation means the match has been plunged into uncertainty.

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