CAF has opted to postpone Sunday’s Confederation Cup playoff first leg fixture between Libyan side Al Ittihad and Enyimba FC, https://www.aclsports.com reports.
The move to postpone the game became imperative after the former Nigerian champions were denied access to Tunisia, owing to strict Covid-19 travel restrictions in the North African country.
UPDATE: CAF have decided to postpone Enyimba's first leg match against Al Ittihad slated for tomorrow in Tunis.— Engineer Kowope (@Undisputed_Jsam) November 27, 2021
A new date will be announced by the football body in due time.#CAFCC https://t.co/TvbHVqsaZi
The Aba Elephants left Nigeria for Morocco en route to Tunisia, but could not progress with their journey after the Tunisian authorities denied them a waiver. Finidi George’s men had to pass the night in Morocco and as at the time of filing this report, the 2003 CAF Champions League winners are still in Morocco.
CAF made their decision known to the clubs via correspondence, stating that a new date and venue for the fixture will be announced soon.
“The match will not take place tomorrow, the 28th of November 2021, as scheduled and will be postponed. The new venue and date of the match will be announced soon after consultation with CAF Interclub Committee,” the statement from the football governing body reads.
“Kindly note that the return leg will be played as scheduled on the 5th of December in Nigeria.”
Enyimba reached the final playoff round by beating Senegalese club Diambar 4-0 on aggregate and will hope to edge the Libyan club to reach the group stage of the competition.