The South African Football Association put the Confederation of the Confederation of CAF in a dilemma after it refused to transfer the matches of its clubs in continental competitions to neutral stadiums.
In his first reaction to the demands of “CAF” to transfer the matches of its three clubs participating in the two African championships to neutral stadiums after the crisis of not granting entry visas to the countries scheduled to host those confrontations, especially Morocco, the South African Union confirmed in a statement issued on Friday, that it refuses Categorically these demands.
The statement stressed that the South African Football Association categorically rejects the idea of holding matches for its clubs in any of the tournaments on neutral stadiums, and that any participating team is considered a loser if they are not granted visas to enter the country to play the matches.
“All our clubs and national teams will not use neutral venues, as there are no significant health reasons for doing so,” the statement said.
On the other hand, the South African Union asked CAF to provide it with “any breach of the health protocols of Corona virus by clubs and national teams, or any research conducted regarding the situation of the virus in South Africa, which calls for searching for alternatives to hold matches there.”
The Union of South Africa attacked Morocco, stressing that it is the number 2 country in the number of cases of Coronavirus in Africa, after South Africa.
The Moroccan authorities refused to enter the South African club Kaizer Chiefs to face Wydad Casablanca in the first round of the group stage of the UEFA Champions League competition, and after that, other clubs and countries asked CAF to transfer their matches from South Africa, a request that was ridiculed. Union of South Africa, as those countries and clubs were considered opportunistic.
Source: South African Football Confederation