Chiefs Still Waiting On Visas
While Kaizer Chiefs are meant to depart for Morocco today, the club has confirmed they are all still waiting to receive Visas for the trip.
Chiefs are due to play Wydad Casablanca on Saturday in a CAF Champions League group match.
Kaizer Chiefs issued a statement on Wednesday morning stating that they are still to receive their paperwork despite having followed all the procedures.
Chiefs say the will try and resolve the matter this morning, before they depart.
“After the draw and the fixture announcement, Kaizer Chiefs made all the necessary arrangements to travel including booking flights, securing accommodation, submission of visa applications and everything that is required for the trip,” the statement on Chiefs’ website says.
“Following the submission of the application for visas, the club has been in constant communication with CAF, the Moroccan Embassy in SA, South African Embassy in Morocco, SAFA, Wydad Casablanca, the Moroccan football association and the Department of International Relations and Corporation (DIRCO) to ensure that the application for visas is processed and approved.”
“Wydad did confirm that they are awaiting confirmation from their Ministry of Health to grant Kaizer Chiefs special permission to enter the country because South Africa is on the list of countries that have been banned from entering Morocco due of the high numbers of the Covid-19 infections. No response has been received by Wydad or Kaizer Chiefs to this effect.”
“Kaizer Chiefs will once again send a delegation to the Moroccan Embassy this morning in an effort to seek clarity and request for the issuing of visas so the team can catch their flight and honour the fixture against Wydad in Casablanca on Saturday.”