The Confederation of African Football has approved the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo as the host of the 2022 CAF Champions League final scheduled for Sunday, May 29.
Godswill Akpabio International Stadium popularly referred to as Nest of champions is one of the best stadia in Africa and it boasts of natural grass.
Angola’s Atlético Petróleos de Luanda will tackle Morocco’s Wydad in the first semi-final clash while Egypt’s Ah Ahly will be hoping to reach consecutive finals but will have to surpass the hurdle from Algeria’s ES Setif in the other semi-final tie.
CAF officials had visited the ‘Nest of Champions’ the last one month to inspect the state of the sporting facilities according to the Senior Special Assistant on Sports to Akwa Ibom State Governor, Paul Bassey.
According to reports, the CAF officials who visited the sporting facility gave it a pass mark as they deemed it worthy of hosting the continent’s biggest inter-club competition final.
This is the third time the finals of the competition will be played in a single final format as opposed to a two-legged fixtures format, which was being used in the competition since 1966.
The CAF Champions League final comes up on the 29th of May in Uyo,Nigeria; meanwhile the Cairo international stadium will host the confederations cup final