Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: Chiefs to face Wydad Casablanca at neutral venue in Cairo

Chiefs to face Wydad Casablanca at neutral venue in Cairo


Kaizer Chiefs' CAF Champions League opponents, Wydad Casablanca, have announced a venue change for their Group C encounter.

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Amakhosi were originally meant to face Wydad in Casablanca, Morocco last Saturday, but weren't able to get visas from the Moroccan embassy due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The game was postponed and will now take place in Cairo, Egypt at a neutral venue, Al Salam Stadium.

The date is yet to be confirmed.

"We end to let the generous friendly fans know that it has been decided to hold the match between Wydad and South African side Kaizer Chiefs at Al-Salam Stadium in Cairo," read a statement on Wydad's Facebook page.

"The Wydad Sports Administration extends its heartfelt thanks to Faouzi Lakjaa, president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, who spared no effort to find a neutral stadium that could host the match, as it intensified its contacts, even though the (Caf) gave the club only 24 hours to determine a new venue for the match...

"Wydad also thanks to the Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Egyptian Federation, who thankfully accepted this match. This is not strange for the brothers in Egypt, with whom we have fraternal and friendly relations."

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