By John Kwesi Arthur
Football Writer, kick442.com Ghana
Africa’s Football governing body (CAF) has scheduled to meet the three clubs in South Africa which are participating in the 2020/2021 CAF Inter-club Competitions on Friday February,19, 2021 to map a way forward from challenges presented by South Africa’s Covid-19 traveling ban.
All the three South African clubs in the CAF Inter-club Competitions are struggling to travel for their various encounters due to the fact that South Africa appears among the top countries on the Covid-19 travel ban list.
Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates have been hit with this blow and are finding it difficult to honour their respective games.
The press release issued by CAF today reads;
‘CAF to meet SAFA and three South African clubs amid Covid-19 restriction challenges’
“Following some challenges facing South African teams participating in both Total CAF Champions League and Total CAF Confederation Cup over Covid-19 restrictions, CAF will tomorrow 19, February 2021 hold an emergency meeting with SAFA and the three South African teams participating in CAF Inter-club Competitions.”
“The three clubs are: Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates and Kiazer Chiefs.”
“In the recent times, a number of teams have raised some concerns about traveling to South Africa and also recieving South African teams for Inter-club Competition fixtures amid Covid-19 concerns”
“The purpose of the meeting is an attempt by CAF to find a way-forward between all parties concerned”.
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