Kaizer Chiefs to play CAF Champions League tie at Al Ahly home ground!

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Kaizer Chiefs are set to face Wydad Athletic in their rescheduled CAF Champions League group stage match at Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahly home ground in Egypt!

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Amakhosi were scheduled to face the Moroccan side in Casablanca last Saturday, but were prevented from honouring the fixture after the nation’s authorities denied Amakhosi visas due to the new Covid-19 variant.

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) then said that the new fixture date would be announced “within 24 hours“. 

However, Wydad have since confirmed via social media that the fixture will now take place in Egypt between 16-20 February, subject to final approval.

“Wydad Athletic administration sincerely thanks Fawzi for the president of the Royal Moroccan Football Association who spared no effort to find a neutral venue that could embrace the match, intensified its contacts, although CAF only gave 24 hours to determine where to take the match,” the statement read.

“Wydad also thanks the Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Egyptian Federation, who accepted thanks for embracing this match. This is no stranger to the siblings in Egypt with whom we have fraternal relations.”

According to reports, the match will be played out at Al Ahly’s Al Salam Stadium as Kaizer Chiefs venture to Cairo for the first time in 19 years.

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