Kaizer Chiefs reject CAF replay proposal
Kaizer Chiefs have issued an update on correspondence received from CAF regarding their match away to Wydad Casablanca in the Champions League.
Chiefs have confirmed that the short proposed new fixture date, which is in three days' time would cause difficulties.
"Chiefs have since responded to the letter, citing a few impediments that will hinder us from honouring the proposed new fixture date, which is in three days' time," a statement said.
"The two main reasons are visa challenges and travel logistics. Given the three days’ notice to play the match, the club will still face the similar challenges from the Egyptian Embassy because it takes a minimum of seven working days to get approval for visas that will enable us to travel to Egypt. Securing flights at this late hour will also pose a challenge given that some airlines are not operational due to Covid-19 restrictions.
"Based on the above, this may have a negative impact on the Champions League game against Horoya AC scheduled for Tuesday, 23 February 2021.
"The club then proposed that the game be played at a later stage, as this will enable us to honour all the Champions League games on 23 February and 5 March.
"We will communicate once CAF have reverted with a suitable date for all involved."