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CAF CL: Egypt will not easily let Kaizer Chiefs in

Kaizer Chiefs currently in disarray

The South African team is not welcomed for their Champions league tie.
After Morocco denied them to play in the kingdom against Wydad in the Champions League, Egypt also says it will not receive the South Africans on its soil.

Kaizer Chiefs currently in disarray
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The trauma continues for the players and staff of the Kaizer Chiefs. South Africans are banned everywhere. After Morocco, it is Egypt which closes its doors. Both countries fearing that the South African delegation will introduce the more deadly Covid variant in their soil.

As a result, the Egyptians simply refused entry visas to the South African delegation, composed of 40 people including 18 players. The management of the club, therefore, referred the matter to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to explain its difficulties in "honoring the new date proposed (February 19 in Al Salam Cairo).

The game should count for group C in the on going African champions league 2021 season.

The South African club believes, moreover, that "the two main reasons are visa problems and logistics. Given the three-day notice to play the match, the club will still face the same challenges from the Egyptian embassy. Because it takes a minimum of seven working days to get visa approval. Obviously, a suitable date seems difficult," said the South Africans.

CAF says, after negotiations with all parties concerned, the Group C fixture will now take place on 28 February at a venue and time still to be confirmed by the Egyptian Football Association.

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