By Boris Esono N
Football Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
Reports in Morocco indicates that the Moroccan authorities are looking at refusing a visa to South African team Kaizer Chiefs as the latter is set to participate at the CAF Champions League.
The Amakhosi is expected to travel to Morocco next week for one of the matchday one games of the CAF Champions League. But due to the outbreak of a new strain of COVID-19 that is in South Africa, the Moroccans are looking at this drastic decision.
“Moroccan authorities will refuse to grant a visa to Kaizer Chiefs for their game against Wydad next week due to fears over the South African variant of COVID. The game could be played in a neutral venue if they are barred from entering,” the Africa Insider tweeted.
Kaizer Chiefs is expected to face two-time African champions Wydad on Saturday, February 13, at the Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca. It will be a tough ask for the side as WAC has been strong against South African opponents. Wydad is yet to lose to a South African team in five matches.
Last month, Chiefs qualified for the group stages of the CAF Champions League, the flagship inter-continental club competition for the first time in their history after seeing off PWD Bamenda (Cameroon) and Primiero de Agosto (Angola) in the preliminary rounds.
It should be noted that the Amakhosi are in Group C alongside Moroccan heavyweight Wydada Athletic Club, Guinea’s Horoya and Angola’s Petro de Luanda.
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