It has been a worse past two weeks for Kaizer Chiefs football club. From suffering a heavy defeat from their Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates 2-1 which was their third consecutive defeat in the Soweto derby this season. When the were just thinking that their nightmare is over, they suffered a shocking defeat to Glad African championship side Richards bay when they went down 2-1 again.
Amakhosi Amahle as they are popularly known wanted to put this traumatic past two weeks behind them as they went back to training in Naturena in the beginning of this week. Kaizer Chiefs are in the CAF Champions League group stage. This week they had been preparing to travel to Morocco to face Wydad Athletic Casablanca FC in their opening fixture.
Kaizer Chiefs’ opening group match in this season’s CAF Champions League against Wydad Athletic in Morocco will not go ahead as scheduled this weekend. The glamour boys were having complications in their travelling issues because of the second variant of Covid-19 outbreak here in South Africa. The matter took almost forever to solve but in the end it was solved and it was all go for Amakhosi.
Just when everything seemed to be going according to plan shock twist in news came to path. Amakhosi had face another problem as they struggle to acquire their visas. Due to visa issues, Kaizer Chiefs weren’t permitted to fly to the North Africa country for their match which was due to be played on Saturday, 13 February 2021. Kaizer 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.
SAFA issued a statement on Thursday at lunchtime saying: “The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed that the CAF Champions League match between Wydad Athletic Club from Casablanca in Morocco versus Kaizer Chiefs, will not be played as scheduled on Saturday, 13 February 2021. 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.’’
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