The government of Morocco are reportedly unwilling to enable Kaizer Chiefs to move to the nation to play their Caf Champions League fixture.
The Royal Moroccan Soccer Federation possess defined that they were unable to rep permission for Kaizer Chiefs to enter the nation and the tie can’t contrivance discontinuance location within the North African nation.
Kaizer Chiefs barred from entering Morocco
Kaizer Chiefs were ensuing from kick-off their Caf Champons League neighborhood with a fixture towards Wydad Casablanca this weekend nonetheless the RMFF possess requested the match be postponed or performed at a neutral venue.
“The Royal Moroccan Soccer Federation sent a letter to the CAF Clubs Committee informing it that the Moroccan authorities determined to now not enable the Wydad Casablanca match with the South African Kaizer Chiefs workforce to be held on February 13th in Casablanca for the first spherical of the African Champions League, ensuing from effectively being and security associated to the new trends of Covid-19,” read an announcement from the RMFF.
“The Royal Moroccan Soccer Federation called on the Confederation of African Soccer to postpone the match, or protect it some distance flung places if right here’s now not capacity.”
Caf possess but to acknowledge to the query made by the RMFF alternatively it’s some distance capacity that Kaizer Chiefs will be left to foot the invoice for their cancelled flights and accomodation in Morocco.
Kaizer Chiefs possess delayed their move arrangements pending additional communication with the RMFF, SAFA and Moroccan officers.
Chiefs bemoaned an absence of communication for the RMFF and Moroccan government, in assertion issued on Wednesday.
An announcement from the club read: “Because of the lengthen with the issuing of visas to Morocco and shortage of communication from the Moroccan football federation and authorities on the topic that comprises Kaizer Chiefs travelling to the north African nation, the club had no likelihood nonetheless to transfer their move to the next day to come, pending the resolution of the topic and cooperation from the total associated occasions.
“Kaizer Chiefs can ascertain that the club has fulfilled the total requirements wanted for their move, in conjunction with all Covid-19 protocols requirements for their outing.
“After the total planning and as soon as more ready on the Moroccan Embassy in Pretoria, the club possess nonetheless now not been issued with visas required for entry into Morocco for their maiden CAF neighborhood stage match towards Wydad Athletic.
“The club stays in limbo as all strains of communication appear to possess been shut down because the club and SAFA have not got any correspondence from the Moroccan authorities on this topic.
“We can proceed to collaborate with SAFA and the SA Embassy in Morocco to contrivance discontinuance a seek at and contrivance discontinuance CAF so that we are in a position to rep the topic resolved.
“The club is nonetheless ready for the issuing of visas and must over as soon as more are trying to avoid losing visas from the Moroccan Embassy in Pretoria the next day to come morning.
“In the meantime, the club persisted with the unhurried training session in preparation for the outing.”