Fahd Halfaya, general manager of ES Setif, confirmed that the club had submitted an official request to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to agree to play all its matches in the group stage in Egypt. Halfaya said in statements to the “B On Time” program: We asked to play all our matches in Egypt Starting with the Orlando Pirates’ Confederation Cup match, on March 10, we had a meeting with the coach to agree on this.
He added: The borders are closed due to Corona, and it will be difficult to travel, and we asked sister Egypt to host the match on the 10th, and it is scheduled that we will stay there until the 19th day to fight the rest of the confrontations.
He concluded: The Algerian authorities are talking with their Egyptian counterpart and we are waiting for the answer today, and if Egypt agrees, we will take all the measures, and ES Setif is not afraid of any team, the borders are closed, and we will not be able to host the teams.
He asked for a club ESS The Algerian, host match against South African champion Orlando Pirates, in the first round of the group stage of the first group in African Confederation Cup In Egypt or Mali.
The director general of Algeria’s ES Setif, Fahd Halfaya, said in statements to the radio that ES Setif would propose to the Confederation of African Football, “enough”, to hold the match scheduled for the tenth of next March in Egypt, because the team will face the Libyan people of Benghazi a week later. In Egypt too.
Fahd Halfaya indicated that in the event that the meeting could not be held in Egypt, he chose Mali as a second option to host the match.
And the authorities in Algeria had refused to hold a match between the youth of Belouizdad and their South African guest Sun Downs, last week, in the second round matches of the group stage of the African Champions League competition in Algeria, for fear of the spread of the mutated strain of Corona virus that appeared in South Africa.
The African Union agreed to transfer the match to the Tanzanian capital, Dar es Salaam, where it will be held next Sunday, after the Tanzanian federation agreed to host the match.
CAF decided to hold the match in Burkina Faso on February 28th, after the Moroccan Royal League “Moroccan Football Association” and its counterpart in Burkina Faso reached an agreement to host the match between the red team and its South African guest..