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However, the FKF has stated that it has not received communication from Caf about the rescheduling of the match.
The second preliminary round of the Caf Champions League between Gor Mahia and CR Belouizdad was brought forward to December 26.
Initially, the game was scheduled for Wednesday, December 23, but K’Ogalo He wrote to the African Football Confederation (Caf) requesting that the match be brought forward since Algerian airspace was blocked due to Covid-19.
However, according to Gor Mahia president Ambrose Rachier, Caf finally heard his cry.
“Our match against Belouizdad will now be played on Saturday, December 26,” Rachier confirmed to objective on Monday night.
“We have managed to reschedule the game; it was difficult for us to find a way to get to Algeria because its airspace was blocked due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but now it has been fixed.
“We will arrive in Algeria between December 23 and 24 for the game and we will leave when they tell us.”
K’Ogalo Players have been slow, protesting their unpaid fees and have threatened to boycott the game if the club does not pay them as soon as possible.
The veteran manager has also commented on the issue, stating that they will be working with willing players.
“We currently have no money and we are doing everything we can to pay the players,” Rachier continued.
“We will go to Algeria with willing players, we are not going to force anyone to travel with us. This is a match we want to win and we have to work with players willing to play for us.”
However, the Kenya Football Federation (FKF) has said that they have yet to see any confirmation letter from Caf stating that the first leg has been rescheduled for a new date.
“We have not seen or received a letter from Caf in the sense that they have pushed the party forward, the letter we have in our possession is [Caf] he insisted that Gor Mahia should honor the party in Algeria, “said an FKF source, who did not want to be named. objective.
The Kenyan champions qualified for the next phase of the competition after they managed to secure a 4-3 aggregate victory against Rwanda’s APR in a two-match match.
The Rwandan champions entered the second leg with a 2-1 lead since their first leg in Kigali, but could not bear the pressure as Gor Mahia scored two quick goals in added time to win 3-1 and advance.
On the other hand, CR Belouizdad of Algeria reached the next round after a 4-0 aggregate victory against Al Nasr of Libya. The Algerian champions won the first leg in Tripoli 2-0 and returned home to complete the job with another 2-0 win and will now face K’Ogalo.