Sat. Feb 27th, 2021

Kaizer Chiefs to face Wydad Casablanca in Burkina Faso – report

The CAF Champions League match between Wydad Casablanca and Kaizer Chiefs appears likely to go ahead as planned on February 28.

kaizer chiefs to face wydad casablanca in burkina faso report - Kaizer Chiefs to face Wydad Casablanca in Burkina Faso – report

The CAF Champions League match between Wydad Casablanca and Kaizer Chiefs appears likely to go ahead as planned on February 28.

This is because the Moroccan giants have found a new venue for the encounter after they were given 24 hours to do so by CAF.

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Now, Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso is reported to be the neutral venue Wydad opted for.

According to Moroccan national Television, Arryadia TV, 4 August Stadium will host the match on the said date.

The match was initially scheduled for February 13 but Chiefs were denied visas and therefore entry into Morocco due to concerns relating to Covid-19.

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Wydad then requested for the postponement of the match while trying to find a neutral venue outside of Morocco.

Egypt was then identified as a possible venue but the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) made it clear to CAF that they wouldn’t be able to host both Wydad and Chiefs on February 28.

It was back to the drawing board for CAF and Wydad, and the continent’s football governing body sent a strong warning to the Moroccan giants on February 20, giving them 24 hours to find a suitable venue or risk forfeiting the match.

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Meanwhile, Mammelodi Sundowns will have their CAF Champions League match against CR Belouizdad played at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam on February 28.

This after the Tanzanian Football Federation confirmed they will be happy to welcome both the Brazilians and CR Belouizdad, according to the latest media reports.

An official statement is expected from CAF in the coming days.

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