Khaya Ndubane
Digital manager Phakaaathi
1 minute read
11 Feb 2021
10:49 am

Caf to decide on aborted Wydad vs Kaizer Chiefs match

Khaya Ndubane

Chiefs were scheduled to have left for Casablanca on Wednesday evening but the team was denied entry visas to Morocco, forcing them to cancel the trip to North Africa.

Samir Nurkovic was expected to lead the Kaizer Chiefs attack against Wydad Casablanca, but Amakhosi were denied entry into Morocco because of the coronavirus (Picture: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix)

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Safa said in a statement that Caf sent a correspondence saying the African football controlling body will communicate the updated decision in due course.

“In a one-liner correspondence sent to SAFA last night, CAF through its Competition Division manager, Ahmed Salem said ‘CAF will communicate the updated decision in due time’,” read a statement on the Safa website.

Chiefs were scheduled to have left for Casablanca on Wednesday evening but the team was denied entry visas to Morocco, forcing them to cancel the trip to North Africa.

The Moroccan Football Federation (RMFF) confirmed on Wednesday that Amakhosi would not be allowed into the country under any circumstances, because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“The Royal Moroccan Football Federation sent a letter to the CAF Clubs Committee informing it that the Moroccan authorities decided not to allow the Wydad Casablanca match with the South African Kaizer Chiefs team to be held on February 13th in Casablanca for the first round of the African Champions League, due to health and safety related to the recent developments of Covid-19,” read a statement from the RMFF.

“The Royal Moroccan Football Federation called on the Confederation of African Football to postpone the match, or hold it in another country if this is not possible.”

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