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Nigeria hosts 1st continental cup final in 18 years as Uyo, gets 2022 Confederation Cup final



For the first time since 12 December 2004 when the Abuja stadium hosted the final match of the CAF Champions League featuring Enyimba and Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia, a Nigerian stadium will be hosting a CAF cup final.

CAF has  announced that Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo in  Nigeria will host the 2021/22 Confederation Cup final on Friday, 20 May 2022.

But the kick-off time of the final match is yet to be confirmed.

This is the first intercontinental major cup final to be hosted in Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.

Uyo is the capital of Akwa Ibom State – the home of Nigeria’s Premier League side Akwa United. 

Last year (2021), the Confederation Cup was hosted in Cotonou, Benin where Morocco’s Raja Club Athletic beat Algerian side, JS Kabylie 2-1.


 Confederation Cup: The Road to the final:

Four teams remain in the race to win the 2021/22  CAF Confederation Cup.

In the first match of the first leg of the semi-finals, DR Congo’s TP Mazembe scored a late goal to secure 1-0 victory over RS Berkane of Morocco. 

In the second semi-final, the first leg between Libya’s Al Ahli Tripoli and Orlando Pirates from South Africa saw Orlando Pirates take a 2-0 advantage to the second leg. 

The second leg of the semi-finals will be played on Sunday, 15 May 2022.


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and the country’s most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022.

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