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Wholesale gains for the winner from Al-Ahly’s confrontation with Kaizer Chiefs in the African Champions League final


South Africa's Kaizer Chiefs will face Al-Ahly of Egypt in the final match of the African Champions League at the "Mohammed V" stadium in Casablanca, Morocco, next Saturday, July 17, at nine in the evening.


Kaizer Chiefs is playing the Champions League final for the first time in its history, while Al-Ahly, the defending champion, is playing the Champions League final for the 14th time, which is a record. Al-Ahly also holds the record for the most number of times crowning the title (9), where it won in 1982, 1987, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2019-20.


The Confederation of African Football has enough prizes and gains for the winner, as the winner of the Champions League title will receive a financial prize of $2.5 million, while the runner-up will reap $1.25 million.


The champion will have a place in the 2021 Super Cup where he will face the winner of the Total Energy CAF Confederation Cup 2020-21.


The champion will also participate as a representative of Africa in the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup scheduled for next December in Japan.


Five substitutions are allowed per team, with nine players on the bench.


If the original 90-minute time ends in a tie, an additional 30-minute time will be played allowing for an additional substitution in overtime.


If there is no winner after extra time, then a penalty shootout will be taken to determine the winners.


The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system will be used in the final match.

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