Edward Motale: CAF should have helped Kaizer Chiefs with visas for Morocco

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Amakhosi were scheduled to take on Wydad Casablanca in the CAF Champions League this weekend but the match had to be postponed after the South Africans were denied visas to enter Morocco.

The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (RMFF) wants the game to be played in another country and CAF has since postponed the match and will make a decision going forward.

"I won't comment much about this because one, this thing of closing borders is not something new," Motale tells KickOff.com.

"CAF should have been the one mobilising this thing of visas, and the motherbody are the ones who should have facilitated this thing from the word go and arranged special permits for teams.

"I can't blame Chiefs, they've done all the necessary things and probably in time.

"Countries are sensitive when it comes to this thing of Covid, even our country the reason it's doing lockdowns is because it's sensitive about this thing.

"So we can't blame Morocco. If it's saying we don't want people from outside because of Covid, us also the reason we are doing lockdowns is because we are sensitive about Covid.

"The tournament bosses must come on board and help Kaizer Chiefs and not destruct them because they are doing well in this tournament."

Scroll right to see Motale's Dream Team (4-4-2)
Scroll right to see Motale's Dream Team (4-4-2)
GK - Williams Okpara - I loved his work-rate and r
GK - Williams Okpara - I loved his work-rate and reflexes. He is someone who would die for us, do you get me? Okpara was the best my brother... ja he's a 150 percent.
RB - Oupa Mabuza (bottom left) - He was very clean
RB - Oupa Mabuza (bottom left) - He was very clean but he was a defender. When he went for a tackle you wouldn't feel this tackle. He was able to judge it very well.
LB - Edward Motale - At left-back obviously it's g
LB - Edward Motale - At left-back obviously it's going to be me. I played with the next two centre-backs and our combination and communication was the best.
CB - Dan Malesela - Hard at the back but he was mo
CB - Dan Malesela - Hard at the back but he was more of a ball-player. He could play a bit, he could tackle, he could defend, and he could attack.
CB - Gavin Lane - Both him and Malesela were hard
CB - Gavin Lane - Both him and Malesela were hard but Lane was just a natural sweeper, he could think quick. He was never scared.
CM - John Moeti - Disciplined in the anchor role,
CM - John Moeti - Disciplined in the anchor role, John who would finish a game without saying anything, even one word. He'd just do his job and let the others also do their job.
CM - Isaac Kungwane - Shakes had skill and could d
CM - Isaac Kungwane - Shakes had skill and could do things to make it happen. He was very skilful, good passer and could score goals, so at least he would relieve John's stress.
RM - Joel Faya - Just like Helman Mkhalele, he had
RM - Joel Faya - Just like Helman Mkhalele, he had pace and delivered good crosses, a quality cross and not just any other cross for that matter.
LM - Helman Mkhalele - Good crosser of the ball an
LM - Helman Mkhalele - Good crosser of the ball and he was lightning. When he was gone, he was gone... forget it!
ST - Les Grobler - Les could hold the ball and aer
ST - Les Grobler - Les could hold the ball and aerially he was good. His free-kicks were also good.
ST - Jerry Sikhosana - Jerry was more mobile than
ST - Jerry Sikhosana - Jerry was more mobile than Les. He collected the ball and put it inside the box or passed to Grobler and they hit the net.