The Confederation of African Football [CAF] has announced that the Total Super Cup originally scheduled to have taken place in August will now be played in Cairo instead of Qatar.

In a statement released on Friday, CAF said it has reached an agreement with the Qatari Football Association [QFA] not to organize the game in Qatar following the change of both parties’ calendars because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation, noting that: “This year’s edition will be held in Cairo”.

CAF president – Ahmad Ahmad wished to “express his gratitude to the Qatar Football Association as well as to the authorities of the country for their unfailing commitment alongside the CAF and the preparatory work already carried out. CAF will work closely with the Host Association to make the 2020 Total CAF Super Cup a success.”

The statement pointed out that this year’s Super cup winner will be decided by one-off game that Cairo will host. A date for the fixture has yet to be confirmed.

Egyptian club Al-Ahly is set to take on Zamalek on 27 November in the CAF Champions League final in Cairo with the winner set to clash with Moroccan RS Berkane in the Total Super Cup.