CAF has officially released dates and other information about the forthcoming 2021/22 season Inter Club competitions, TotalEnergies CAF Champions League and TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup.
The competitions will officially kick start on 10th September 2021 with Preliminary round games and group Stages games starting in February 2022 on the weekend dates of 11-13 and climax on 1-3 April, 2022.
The knock out fixtures will kickoff between 15th -17th April with first legs of quarter finals.
Semi final fixtures will be played between 6-8 may and finals on 22-29 May.
The 12 highest ranked national associations, according to the ranking of CAF, will be allowed to engage two clubs in the TotalEnergies CAF Champions league 2021/22 and the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup 2021/22.
The countries are: (according to their ranking) Algeria, Angola, RD Congo, Egypt, Guinea, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia.
CAF has extended the five substitutions per rule for the 2021/22 Interclubs season. Accordingly, each club will be allowed to register 40 players instead of the regulatory 30. Nine substitutes will be allowed on the bench instead of the regular seven.
The registration of players on the CAF CMS has been extended to 15 August 2021 .
CAF Interclub Schedule: 2021/2022
- – First Preliminary Round (1st Leg/2nd Leg) 10-12 September / 17-19 September 2021
- – Second Preliminary Round (1st Leg/2nd Leg) 15-17 October / 22-24 October 2021
- – Second Preliminary Round (1st Leg/2nd Leg) 26-28 November, 3-5 December 2021
- – Group stage MD1: 11-13 February 2022
- – Group stage MD2: 18-20 February 2022
- – Group stage MD3: 25-27 February 2022
- – Group stage MD4: 11-13 March 2022
- – Group stage MD5: 18-20 March 2022
- – Group stage MD6: 1-3 April 2022
- – Quarter Finals (1st Leg/2nd Leg) 15-17 April 2022/22-24 April 2022
- – Semi-Finals (1st Leg/2nd Leg) 6-8 May 2022/13-15 May 2022
- – Finals: TBC from 22 to 29 may 2022