Kaizer Chiefs suffered costs of about R1m as they arranged to travel to Morocco for their CAF Champions’ League group match against Wydad on Saturday.
Covid-19 pandemic following a new strain of the virus that has emerged in South Africa has costed Kaizer chiefs R1m. Amakhosi confirmed on twitter yesterday that the club finally received communication from CAF via SAFA that the group stages game between Chiefs and Wydad Athletic, that was scheduled for Saturday in Morocco, will not take place.
Morocco denied Chiefs visas due to Covid-19 fears but delayed announcement left Amakhosi reeling as they had already paid for flights and accommodation for three nights.
Chiefs’ team manager Bobby Motaung said the club would liaise with Safa to see if some of the money spent on the cancelled trip could be recovered.
Chiefs will now be hopeful that CAF will find Wydad guilty of not granting challenger permission to travel, which could result in the Moroccans losing the match.
one of the sports regulations says that In case a host team cannot organise a match or was not authorised by its government to receive another team, the host team shall be considered to have lost the match 2-0.