Royal Moroccan Football Federation explains Kaizer Chiefs visa denial

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Chiefs have been denied entry visas into Morocco despite having made the required applications and booking of all flights and accomodation for their stay.

Amakhosi were scheduled to kick-off their maiden Champions League group stage campaign this Saturday evening (21h00 SA time) against Wydad in Casablanca.

The Soweto giants were set to jet out of South Africa on Wednesday evening but had to postpone their flights to Thursday after no response was received relating to their visa applications.

The RMFF have since released a statement clarifying their stance over their refusal to allow Chiefs into the country, stating that it was due to health and safety measures by the national government.

It has also been revealed that a letter was sent to the competiton's organising body Confederation of African Football (CAF) requesting a fixture postponement or playing the match in an alternative country.