South Africa Takes Steps To Blacklist AFCON Qualifying Game Against Ghana

Opponent of Ghana’s Group C (South Africa) has taken steps to pull out from the forthcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying game against the Black Stars if the game is moved from their country.

The homegrown football overseeing body (GFA) as of late kept in touch with CAF to move the match to an unbiased scene in the midst of fears of the Covid-19 spike in that country.

In any case, the South African Football Association (SAFA) has disclosed to African overseeing body, CAF that it won’t have the AFCON qualifier against Ghana on an unbiased ground.

SAFA demand it will avoid any match outside its ward following an abrogation of a CAF Champions League matches including both Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns.

However, SAFA will have none of that, showing to CAF that it will pull out from the qualifiers if the game is moved from their country.

“Following the resumption of football in the country for both international and domestic activities, we have never had a surge in the number of infections due to the strict health protocols in place that are in line with CAF COVID-19 health protocols.

Every one of our clubs/public groups won’t utilize nonpartisan scenes, as there are no generous wellbeing motivations to do as such. We demand that CAF ought to furnish us with any penetrate of their COVID-19 wellbeing conventions by the two Clubs and National Teams. We demand that CAF furnish us with any examination directed in regards to our COVID-19 circumstance in South Africa that would warrant choices at this stage as all nations have COVID-19 cases with Morocco being second on the landmass behind South Africa.

Having facilitated Sao Tome in an AFCON qualifier and various matches in the CAF titles with no wellbeing related rates, we ask CAF to apply rules and guidelines where clubs or nations would prefer not to venture out to South Africa or to permit South Africa in their nations. Those clubs and nations should relinquish the matches in accordance with the CAF Regulations”.

As it stands now, CAF is yet to react to the assertion by the South African Football Association.

Tahiru Lukman

Author; Tahiru Lukman (CEO of Ideapath consult) Youth Activist, Dev’t Consultant & Pan- African Author Email: Tel: 0209154057 / 0551018778

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