CAF Champions League : WAC/Kaizer Chiefs Game to Be Played in Cairo
Casablanca – The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) notified Sunday the Confederation of African Football (CAF) following the agreement reached with its Egyptian counterpart who expressed its willingness to host the Wydad Athletic Club against South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs game in the first leg of the Champion’s league group stage.
The match is scheduled on Friday, February 19, 2021 and will be played at the “Essalam” stadium in Cairo.
“This decision follows many contacts undertaken by the FRMF, despite the short time allowed by the CAF,” the Federation said in a statement published on its official website.
“The FRMF expresses its sincere thanks to the Egyptian Federation for having warmly accepted to host this game thanks to the strong ties linking the two federations as well as other African federations,” it added.
On Wednesday, the FRMF had submitted a request to CAF to postpone the WAC and Kaizer Chiefs game, due on February 13 in Casablanca, or to hold it in another country.
The Moroccan authorities had decided not to authorize the WAC/Kaizer Chiefs game “for health reasons, following the recent evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic”.
Last modified : 15 February 2021