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Mamelodi Sundowns' CAF Champions League clash in Algeria cancelled

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PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 02: Brian Onyango of Mamelodi Sundowns celebrates goal  during the DStv Premiership match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on January 02, 2021 in Pretoria, South Africa.
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 02: Brian Onyango of Mamelodi Sundowns celebrates goal during the DStv Premiership match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on January 02, 2021 in Pretoria, South Africa.
Sydney Mahlangu

Mamelodi Sundowns' CAF Champions League match against CR Belouizdad, originally scheduled for Tuesday, 23 February, has been cancelled. 

According to the Sundowns website, the club were informed by CAF that the match would not go ahead due to medical restrictions in Algeria as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The club confirmed that all measures on their side to travel, including the necessary visas had already been secured through the Algerian embassy a week ago and that the squad would have flown out of the country to Doha tonight to catch a connecting flight to Algeria.

Sundowns also confirmed that CAF's competitions division said that “the case will be submitted to CAF Organizing Committee for Inter-Club Competitions to take the necessary decision, which will be communicated to all concerned parties in due time."

Whether this means the fixture will still be played at a later date is unknown but Sundowns will be meeting with CAF tomorrow to discuss the issue the club confirmed.


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