Chiefs, Pirates Caf matches doubtful


Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates’ continental matches in the Caf Champions League and Confederation Cup are in doubt after the Angolan government closed its borders to travellers from South Africa due to the COVID-19 infections increase.

The Soweto giants are set to play Angolan opponents but the traveling restrictions could see both teams unable to play their games.

Amakhosi are scheduled to visit Primeiro Agosto for a Caf Champions League return leg on the 5th of January 2020.

Meanwhile, The Sea Robbers are expected to welcome Sagrada Esperanca for the Confederation Cup second leg on the 6th of January at Orlando Stadium.

At this moment is not clear if the sporting activities will be given a go-ahead despite the traveling restrictions put in place.

“Limited international travel is permitted. The following persons or reasons for travel are permitted from outside Australia, Nigeria, South Africa, and the UK from 23.59hrs Dec. 26: residents [local and foreign] arriving or departing, foreigners departing, official travelers, cargo and humanitarian transport, medical emergencies, diplomatic transport, and technical stops,” The Angolan government stated as per Garda World.

“Any person entering the country needs to comply with a mandatory home quarantine period of at least seven days. Symptomatic persons may be required to quarantine at a government-run facility. Land and sea borders remain closed until further notice, except for humanitarian and cargo transport.”

The TAAG Angola Airlines also announced that it has cancelled all of its flights to South Africa due to the COVID-19 second wave. The airline is the Angolan’s flag carrier.

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By FARPost Reporter

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