Reports emanating from the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, the football body, is suggesting that the continent is pondering a return of the Champions League to its old format, Sports Intelligence Magazine reports..
The competition was on a home-and-away basis before the turn of the millennium, when CAF changed it to a group stage format after the final qualification round in 1997.
However, following the proposed Super League on the continent, the football governing body is set to move the elite inter-club tournament back to the old format to ensure that the new competition is accommodated.
The reports further suggest that, once the clubs participating in the Super League have been chosen, the CAF will draw lots between the other best-ranked teams in their respective domestic leagues.
The direct eliminations will be played in six rounds to reach the final, which will be played back and forth.
The next General Assembly of the Confederation of African Football, which will take place in Tanzania on August 10, will have to ratify the creation of the African Super League and will announce the change in the format of the Champions League.