Chiefs frustrated after failing to secure visas to play Wydad in Morocco


Kaizer Chiefs remained in limbo on Wednesday evening after failing to secure visas to travel to Morocco for their group stage Champions League clash against Wydad Casablanca.

Chiefs are supposed to play the Moroccans on Saturday and were to travel to North Africa on Wednesday night to honour the crunch away fixture.

But after failing to get visas and missing their flight on Wednesday as a result‚ the Naturena club have changed their departure to Thursday in the hope that the matter will be resolved in the next few hours.

“Due to the hold up with the issuing of visas to Morocco and lack of communication from the Moroccan football federation and authorities on the matter that involves Kaizer Chiefs travelling to the north African country‚ the club had no option but to move their travel to [Thursday] pending the resolution of the matter and co-operation from all the relevant parties‚” Chiefs said.

“Kaizer Chiefs can confirm that the club has fulfilled all the requirements needed for their travel‚ including all Covid-19 protocols. After all the planning and again waiting at the Moroccan embassy in Pretoria‚ the club has still not been issued with visas required for entry into Morocco for their maiden CAF group stage match against Wydad Athletic.


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