By AFESEH APONG
Sports writer, Cameroon.
The Confederation of African football, CAF has said they are closely monitoring situations, following the failed Championsh leg second leg game between Zamalek of Egypt, versus Generation Foot of Senegal.
A statement from CAF this Sunday evening reads “CAF has been closely following the situation regarding the second leg, of the second preliminary round, of the Total CAF Champions League 2019/20, between Zamalek (Egypt) and Generation Foot (Senegal), which was due to take place over the weekend”.
“The relevant CAF bodies and representatives are currently examining the situation and further information and updates will be issued in due time”.
Generation Foot was supposed to play the Egyptian Giants in the CAF Champions league, but the match did not hold. The match was initially scheduled on Saturday at Petrosport stadium in Cairo, but Generation Foot were informed by CAF just 24 hours before kick-off that the game will be postponed and the location will be changed. The decision from CAF sparked outrage among club officials.
The Senegalese club however reacted by going to Petrosport stadium on Saturday, assuming no rearrangements have been made. Zamalek officials were then forced to intervene in order to convince Generation Foot to go back to their hotel.
After negotiations, Generation Foot did not agree to the terms of CAF and refused to travel to Alexandria to face Zamalek at Borg Al Arab Stadium despite being offered transportation.
Zamalek had lost the first encounter against Generation Foot in the first leg of the CAF Champions League’s first round as they were beaten 2-1 earlier this month.
Under normal circumstances and according to the laws of the game, Generation Foot were supposed to be notified at least 7 days before.
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