- Recent reports reveal that Kaizer Chiefs may still be able to recoup some of the cash they lost on a trip they didn't go on
- Last week the team was denied entry into Morocco for a CAF fixture that was supposed to take place against Wydad Casablanca
- After the team had already paid for a number of things, the Moroccan authorities made the decision not to give them special passes because of Covid-19
The one million rand that Kaizer Chiefs spent in preparation for their trip to Morocco for a CAF fixture against Wydad Casablanca is not a complete loss as recent reports reveal that the team may be able to retrieve some of it back.
The team spent the money on plane tickets for the entire team, accommodation for three nights as well as car rentals. They also paid for Covid tests for every member of the team, which cost about R850 per person.
After making all of the arrangements and applying for their visas, the team was denied entry into the country because of Covid-19 fears, which had meant that the money spent was a big waste for the team.
A TimesLIVE article now reports that the team can get some of the money they spent on the missed trip back by submitting a justification of the financial losses they incurred on the missed trip.
“Kaizer Chiefs can submit to CAF the justification of the financial losses they have incurred and we would present it to the concerned committee for their decision on who should bear the cost‚” CAF said on Sunday.
Meanwhile, News24 reports that there are discussions being had for the Kaizer Chiefs versus Wydad Casablanca match to take place at a "neutral venue."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that the EFF's Floyd Shivambu recently headed to Twitter to share his thoughts about Kaizer Chiefs and their troubles travelling to Morocco for a CAF fixture because many of them have not yet received their visas yet.
According to Shivambu, African countries should expedite all visa processing applications in order for them to integrate. Also according to Shivambu, the whole Kaizer Chiefs situation represents "backward colonialism."
"This thing of visas for intra-continental travel represents colonial backwardness. The @_AfricanUnion must expedite the process of an African passport to achieve real integration of the continent," wrote Shivambu in his tweet.
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