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Sports News of Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Source: GNA

Hearts to admit 2,000 fans for the Wydad clash

Accra Hearts of Oak fans at the stadium Accra Hearts of Oak fans at the stadium

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given approval to Hearts of Oak to allow 2,000 fans for the TotalEnergies Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Champions League clash against the Wydad Athletic Club (WAC) of Morocco on Sunday, October 17, at the Accra Sports Stadium.

In a letter sent to the GFA, the continent’s governing body reiterated that the CAF and FIFA covid-19 match protocols clearly state that all matches must be played behind closed doors.

It however added that it has taken the decision to exceptionally grant the GFA and Hearts of Oak’s request after analyzing and assessing the safety & security situation at the Accra Sports Stadium.

“Accordingly, a decision has been taken to exceptionally allow the presence of 2,000 spectators given that the National Safety & Security Officer (Julius Ben Emunah) and Club Safety & Security Officer will coordinate all safety measures on the aforementioned match.”

“We kindly ask your cooperation to fully comply with the above decision, while noting that in case of non-respect, your federation will be subject to disciplinary sanctions by CAF,” Raul Chipenda Development Director stated in the letter.