South Sudanese clubs Al Salam Wau, Hilal Juba eliminated

South Sudanese clubs Al Salam Wau, Hilal Juba eliminated
15 February 2018 10:32

The representatives of South Sudan engaged for the Interclubs 2018 season, Al Salam Wau and Al Hilal Juba have been eliminated for failing to show up for their respective matches of the first leg of the preliminary round.


The decision is backed by Article XI Para 17 of the regulation for the two competitions which states “If for any reason whatsoever, a team withdraws from the competition or does not report for a match-except in case of force majeure accepted by the Organizing Committee or if it refuses to play or leaves the ground before the regular end of the match without the permission of the referee, it shall be considered loser and shall be eliminated from the competition”.


Al Salam Wau were due to face Saint George of Ethiopia in the Total CAF Champions League 2018 in Addis Ababa on Sunday, 11 February 2018 in Addis Ababa, whilst Hilal Juba was scheduled to play US Ben Guerdane of Tunisia in the Total CAF Confederations Cup on Saturday, 10 February 2018 in Ben Guerdane.


“Consequently, Al Salam Wau FC and Al Hilal Juba are both considered losers and hence eliminated from the competitions they are engaged respectively,” CAF Deputy General Secretary, Anthony Baffoe said in a letter addressed to the South Sudan Football Association.

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