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16 teams for CAF's club competition group stages, effective 2017

16 teams for CAF's club competition group stages, effective 2017

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Effective 2017, the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup will have 16 clubs divided into four groups of four teams each.

Currently the competition has only eight teams at the pool stage.

The new format was one of the key highlights of the speech by CAF President Issa Hayatou, in his address at the 38th CAF Ordinary General Assembly held on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Hayatou also unveiled CAF’s progression in the wake of the new reforms implemented by FIFA, now at its implementation phase.

He mentioned the establishment, composition and the roadmap of a working group on the CAF reforms to delegates representing the 54 member associations.

The working group will be chaired by CAF Executive Committee Mohamed Raouraoua, and are expected to submit their report in the month of September, which will be subject to the approval of the Executive Committee and the General Assembly.

Extraordinary General Assembly has been fixed for Thursday, 29 September 2016 in Cairo, Egypt to proceed with the adoption of the reforms.