By Angu Lesley
Representatives of the Comoros Football Federation via a group of lawyers led by Barrister Said Larif have notified the president of Confederation of African Football Dr Patrice Motsepe of their desire to have their eight-final fixture against Cameroon postponed.
According to a release sent to the CAF boss, lawyers of the Covid-19 hit Comoros team advanced the 12 cases of players and other members of staff as reason CAF should call off the game scheduled on Monday.
The request has been made through an association known as Development Movement initiative for Knowledgeable Youth better known by its French acronym as RIDJA.
According to results of the testing carried out by independent firm UNILAB, Coach Amir Abdou plus seven of his players have tested positive of Covid-19 reducing the team to smaller unit than that that reached the last 16.
RIDJA have expressed their wish to see the testing repeated or the game be postponed to give the team enough time to recover.
Cameroon on their part have no Covid-19 cases and the fixture which will be Comoros’ first knock-out game at the tournament is scheduled for 8pm this Monday.
CAF is yet to comment on the issue, but in a similar case with Burkina Faso and Tunisia earlier in the tournament, CAF reminded to both institution that the institution in charge of testing was an autonomous body.
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