Chiefs-Wydad tie thrown into disarray as Egypt pull out

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The problematic clash between Kaizer Chiefs and Wydad Casablanca has been thrown into disarray yet again after the Egypt Football Association (EFA) said it would not be able to host it on the new date.

CAF on Wednesday morning confirmed the tie would now be played on 28 February as per Chiefs’ request.

The Moroccans had secured the Al-Salam Stadium in Cairo, Egypt for the 19th of February, the initially suggested date, which Chiefs were uncomfortable with.

Following the announcement of the new date, EFA have indicated they will not be able to accommodate the two teams for the Africa Champions League group stage opener.

“After the new date of the game between Wydad and Kaizer Chiefs in CAF Champions League, EFA announce we will not be able to host the game as the new date is not suitable for us,” the association said in a statement.

CAF will now have to find a venue if the game is to go ahead on the 28th.

The initial date for the tie was 13 February in Casablanca but Chiefs were denied visas to enter Morocco.

The North African country has travel restrictions on South Africans owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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By Mthokozisi Dube

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