A 20,000-seat stadium in Qatar capital Doha will be the unlikely setting Friday (today) for the CAF Super Cup showdown between Esperance of Tunisia and Raja Casablanca of Morocco.
The annual one-off match pits the winners of the CAF Champions League and second-tier CAF Confederation Cup against each other and has been staged in Africa since its 1993 debut.
But CAF, the Cairo-based governing body of African football, announced last year that the match would be hosted by Doha without offering an explanation.
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