The two-round match playoffs involving Angolan giants Primeiro De Agosto and Tanzanian outfit Namumgo will be played in Tanzania, this is according to the Confederation of African Football instruction to the two teams, Felele247.com.ng understands.
The Tanzanian outfit are already on their way to Angola for the first leg encounter, but they were informed that the match for Sunday have been called off by Africa’s football governing body after the Angolan authorities ordered all Namungo players to self-quarantine owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
On cancelling the game, the African body stated they will issue a direction on the match, and according to a statement from Tanzania Football Federation both two-legged matches will now be played in Tanzania.
Caf has ruled the two-legged fixture between Namungo and Primeiro de Agosto to be played in Tanzania,” read the statement from TFF via their twitter handle.
“The decision has been reached after the Caf committee discovered neither Namungo nor Primeiro de Agosto were responsible in stopping the kick-off of the first leg which was postponed and was set for February 14.”
The statement continued: “All the two matches must be played in the next 72 hours, and must also be played before February 26 and according to the new roster, Primeiro de Agosto will be the home team for the first leg and they will cater for all the preparations for the match, including paying the match officials.”
After the game was cancelled, Namungo’s efforts to return home were also thwarted by Angolan authorities forcing the team to spend the whole of Sunday at the airport in Angola and they were later ordered to return to the hotel with reports emerging three of their players and one official had tested positive for Covid-19.
Angolan authorities finally allowed the team to travel on Monday night and landed safely in Tanzania but without three players and one official, who were detained to undergo mandatory self-quarantine.
The legged match will determine which one of this team will qualify for the 2021 CAF Confederation Cup group stage.