The South African Football Association (SAFA) has told CAF that none of its clubs and national teams will use neutral venues for their continental matches.
This comes after the cancellation of CAF Champions League matches involving both Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns.
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Chiefs were denied visas and entry to Morocco for their clash against Wydad Casablanca, and CAF decided that the match, which has been postponed, to take place in Egypt due to Covid-19 concerns.
On Thursday, Sundowns had to cancel their trip to Algeria because of “further medical restrictions in Algeria” despite being granted visas to face CR Belouizdad.
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SAFA made it clear in a statement that none of the SA teams will honour official continental matches that will be staged outside the opponents countries.
Furthermore, SAFA urged CAF to apply the rules and punish African teams who can’t host South African teams and national teams, saying those clubs and countries must forfeit the matches.
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SA U17 team, Amjimbos, are also set to travel to Morocco for the Africa Cup of Nations and given the latest developments, chances are that they may not be granted visas.