The South African Football Association (SAFA) has sent a clear message to CAF over the recent restrictions of South African clubs to enter other countries due to their fear of Covid-19.
Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns' CAF champions League games have been put on hold after both teams had their trips cancelled.
Chiefs were supposed to travel to Morocco last week to face Wydad Casablanca but they were denied Visa to enter the country due to the ban of flights, to and from South Africa.
This week Sundowns were suppose to travel to Algeria for their CAC CL game but they suffered almost the same thing as they had to cancel their trip.
CAF was suppose to hold a meeting with the clubs including Orlando Pirate and SAFA.
Since then SAFA had responded to the incident.
The organisation claim that South Africa football fraternity have never had a surge in number of COVID-19 due to the strict restrictions.
Therefore South African clubs will not use a neutral venue for their CAF games because there is no reason to do so.
SAFA then urged CAF to apply their rules of punishing teams who do not want to travel or host South African teams.
"Those clubs and countries must forfeit the matches in line with the CAF Regulations," reads the statement.
Source: kickoff magazine
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