Guinea clubs barred from hosting CAF Interclub matches 


The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have announced that all clubs from Guinea involved in the CAF Interclub preliminary stages will forfeit their home match advantage.

The decision comes as the country is going through an unrest following a coup that ousted President Alpha Conde on Sunday.

Instead, their two-legged ties in the first round of both the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup will now be a single match played at the home of their opponent.

CAF’s announcement is the latest blow to Guinean football after the suspension of the World Cup qualifier between Guinea and Morocco due to the security situation.

“After monitoring the political and security situation in Guinea and following careful consideration, the CAF Interclub Committee has decided that all three fixtures involving clubs from Guinea in the preliminary stages will be played in a single leg at the opponent’s territory in accordance to Article 2.1 of the CAF Interclub Regulations,” said CAF in a statement.

The amended CAF Confederation Cup fixtures mean Diambars FC from Senegal will host Wakriya AC at Stade Lat-Dior, Senegal on Sunday, 12 September. Anglogold will be away to Nigeria’s Bayelsa United on 19 September.

In the CAF Champions League, Kamsar will be away at Hearts of Oak of Ghana in Accra on 19 September.

Guinea’s other representative in the Champions League, Horoya AC, have a bye into the second round in October.

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By Ofhani Munyai