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Moroccan authorities have quarantined RAJA CA team for the 2019/20 T0TAL CAF Champions League Semi-final with Zamelek SC following the detection of eight (8) players declared positive for COVID-19 tests.

The situation has also compelled the Moroccan authorities to cancel the special authorization to travel outside Moroccan territory granted to RAJA and thus imposing the club a self-isolation for one week, until October 27, 2020, date of a new PCR test.

According to CAF the match will now be played on November 1st, 2020. CAF after receiving official notice from both RAJA CA and the Moroccan authorities stated:

“Faced with this situation, in order to protect the integrity of the competition and promote a spirit of solidarity, the Organizing Committee for Inter-Club Competitions and Management of Club Licensing System has agreed to postpone the return match of the semi-final of the Champions League between Zamalek SC and Raja CA on November 1st, 2020. At the same time, the match Al Ahly SC – WAC is maintained and the Final of the 2019/20 Total CAF Champions League remains scheduled for November 06th, 2020.”

“For CAF, the health of players is a categorical imperative in accordance with CAF COVID- 19 health directives which offer guarantees for the health and safety of players and officials while facilitating a return to play with the holding of matches. The outbreak of the coronavirus disease (“COVID-19″) pandemic requires temporary adaptations to be made to regulations depending on the evolution of the pandemic and the available scientific knowledge. Temporary measures and practices taken here are only justified in the face of these exceptional circumstances. They can thus evolve according to the situation.”