Chiefs, Downs' CAF drama resolved

CAF Champions League

Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns' drama in the Champions League has been resolved after Wydad AC and CR Belouizdad received ultimatums from the Confederation of African Football.

Amid the logistical chaos that saw Chiefs' fixture against Wydad postponed three times and Sundowns' trip to Algiers cancelled, CAF sent a straightforward warning to the North African clubs to find alternative venues.

Wydad and Belouizdad were handed deadlines for midnight on Sunday, 21 February to confirm their new agreed venues and dates or risk a 2-0 walkover result as per the CAF Covid-19 regulations.

And both sides have adhered to the call with the Tanzania Football Federation confirming they will host the Algerians against Masandawana on 28 February at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

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Meanwhile, Amakhosi will travel to Burkina Faso on the same date to face the 2017 African champions at the August 4 Stadium in the nation's capital, Ouagadougou.

In what would be a dramatic twist after securing new venues for the agreed dates, should Chiefs or Sundowns fail to honour the newly scheduled fixtures they will risk being handed 2-0 defeats, as per the rules.

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