Wydad v Chiefs to be staged in Cairo

Wydad v Chiefs to be staged in Cairo
Kaizer Chiefs players warming up

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Feb 16, 2021. 12:00

The postponed CAF Champions League group stage match between Wydad Casablanca and Kaizer Chiefs is set to be played in Cairo, Egypt later this week.

The teams were originally scheduled to meet this past weekend in Casablanca, but travel complications sparked by fears over the Covid-19 variant in South Africa saw the fixture temporarily put on ice.

Wydad have 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,” a statement on Facebook 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.”

The match is set for the Al Salam Stadium, the home ground of current CAF Champions League kings Al Ahly, on the evening of Friday 19 February.

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