Caf CL: Al-Tahaddy threaten to boycott Aduana match

Barely 48 hours to their Caf Champions League second leg clash with Aduana Stars, Libyan giants Al-Tahaddy have threatened a boycott if they are not flown to the match venue, Dormaa.

According to club President Dr. Khalid Kwafi, their Ghanaian hosts have refused to adhere to the Caf regulations which demands that hosts should fly opponents when a match venue is over 200 kilometres away from the country’s capital.

Al-Tahaddy arrived in the country last Friday and chose to pitch camp at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Kumasi to prepare for the February 21 game with the Ghanaian champions. They claim being taken by surprise and have lodged complaint to Caf.

“The distance from Kumasi to Dormaa is more than 200 kilometres. “This Aduana didn’t tell us so it doesn’t make me under any circumstance to go to Dormaa to play the match so I have sent a complaint to Fifa, Caf and GFA so we are waiting for them,” Dr. Khalid told Kumasi-based Oyerepa FM.

“I have told Alex Asante about it and waiting for the Libyan Ambassador also. There’s no way we can lose this points. Should this happen, we will sue Caf and Aduana I mean it.”

“Caf’s regulations stipulate that if the playground away from the capital is more than 200 kilometres, the match will be played in the capital so tell them I am not playing the game.”

Al-Tahaddy, who are scheduled to hold an hour-long mandatory training at the Nana Agyeman Badu I Stadium, want the game to be moved to either Kumasi or Accra if Aduana cannot fly them to Dormaa.

“I have told the Libyan FA about it or we compromise to play in Kumasi” Dr. Khalid said.

Al-Tahaddy won the first leg 1-0 in Cairo.



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