The Confederation of African Football (CAF) gave Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca and Algeria’s CR Belouizdad a 24-hour deadline to provide venues for their matches in the CAF Champions League group stage.
Wydad Casablanca are set to face Kaizer Chiefs in group C and CR Belouizdad will face Mamelodi Sundowns in Group B.
In an official letter, CAF stated that the North African teams must provide neutral venues for the match or forfeit the points of the contest.
The Moroccan authorities refused to allow Kaizer Chiefs to enter the country and made an agreement with the Egyptian Football Association to host the match in Cairo. However, the solution was rejected as Kaizer Chiefs failed to secure visas to arrive for the agreed date, and the clash was rescheduled on 28 February.
On the other hand, RC Belouizdad sent a request to the Sudanese authorities to host the game on 27 or 28 February and they are still awaiting the response from the Sudanese authorities.