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Soccer News Fri, 13 May 2016

Caf review slots for club competitions, good news for Ghana?

Caf have made reforms to the body’s two major club competitions, the Champions League and Confederation Cup, which will take effect in 2017.

Instead of eight clubs participating in the group stages, commonly known as the mini league, 16 teams will henceforth play in those phases.

The new format was unveiled at the 38th Caf Ordinary General Assembly held on Wednesday, May 11 in Mexico City, Mexico.

The reform means more clubs would have the chance to reach the final group stages of both competitions, which is also known as the money zone.

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It is also good news for Ghana, which has seen its continental slots reduced to one club for the Caf Champions League and another for the Confederation Cup.

However, it is yet unclear how the changes would affect the coefficient of each affiliate football federation.

Ashanti Gold were Ghana’s representatives in the Caf Champions League and have been eliminated while Medeama remain the surviving Ghanaian side in Africa and will face South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns in the Caf Confederation Cup playoff return leg on May 18.

Source: Goal.com
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