Ghanaian giants, Hearts of Oak CAF Champions League preliminary first-leg clash with Guinean side Club Industriel de Kamsar has been cancelled after the West African country was rocked by a military coup.
However, the Phobians will play CL Kamsar in a single match on September 19, 2021, at the Accra Sports Stadium, with the winner of the tie set to advance to the next stage of the 2021/22 Champions League.
In a letter sent to the General Secretary of the GFA, Prosper Harrison Addo (Esq) on the situation, CAF quoted the provisions of Articles 1 & 2.1 of Chapter XIII of the Regulations governing the competition which stipulate that the following shall apply that,
“1. In case of troubles, wars, forces Majeure or internal situations in a country that may affect the security conditions during the planning of a match, the Organizing Committee may take the following measures:
2. In two-leg matches (home and away): 2.1, If the case concerns only one country, the federation will play its home match on a ground in another country, or a single game will be played on the opponent’s field. Where appropriate, the Organizing Committee will determine the match venue.”
“The winner of this single match will qualify to the 2nd preliminary round of the competition. In case of a draw at the end of the regulatory time, the winner shall be determined by penalty kicks in accordance to the Laws of the Game”.