The champions league group match between Wydad Casablanca and Kaiser chiefs, which was to happen on Saturday, was postponed due to the fact that the South Africans were not allowed to enter the north African nation, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
This caused the Moroccan FA to write to CAF on behalf of Wydad, requesting a postponement of the match. In response, the pan African Football organization agreed and gave Wydad Casablanca 24 hours to find a neutral venue for the match.
In a statement on Wydad Casablanca’s Facebook page, choose Al-Salam Stadium in Cairo, Egypt as the venue for their group C opener against Kaiser chiefs.
“We end to let the generous friendly fans know that it has been decided to hold the match between Wydad and the South African Side Kaiser chiefs at the Al-Salam Stadium in Cairo”, ‘read statement on Wydad’s Facebook page.
“The Wydad Sports Administration extends heartfelt thanks to Faouzi Lakjaa, president of the Royal Morocco Football Federation who spared no effort to fine a neutral stadium that could host the match.
“Wydad also thanks the Egyptian ministry of Youth and Sports and the Egyptian Federation, who accepted, thanks for embracing this match.
Meanwhile, the exact date and kick off time is yet to be announced.