Chiefs await Visas to jet off to Morocco

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Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that they are yet to receive visas to enter Morocco despite applications being submitted timeously.

The Soweto giants are scheduled to travel to the North African country to face Wydad Casablanca in their first group match of the 2021 Caf Champions League on Saturday.

“After the draw and the fixture announcement, Kaizer Chiefs made all the necessary arrangements to travel including booking flights, securing accommodation, submission of visa applications and everything that is required for the trip,” said Amakhosi in a statement.

“Following the submission of the application for visas, the club has been in constant communication with CAF, the Moroccan Embassy in SA, South African Embassy in Morocco, SAFA, Wydad Casablanca, the Moroccan football association and the Department of International Relations and Corporation (DIRCO) to ensure that the application for visas is processed and approved.

“Wydad did confirm that they are awaiting confirmation from their Ministry of Health to grant Kaizer Chiefs special permission to enter the country because South Africa is on the list of countries that have been banned from entering Morocco due of the high numbers of the Covid-19 infections. No response has been received by Wydad or Kaizer Chiefs to this effect.”

The club further said that they will send a delegation to the Moroccan Embassy again on Wednesday morning to seek clarity and request for the issuing of visas so the team can catch their flight.

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