The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has reviewed three matches of this weekend’s 1/16th round continental club championships due to the current political situations in the countries of the concerned clubs.
The games involved are the Orange CAF Champions League matches, Motor Action (Zimbabwe) versus Asec Mimosas (Cote d’Ivoire) and J.C.A. Treichville (Cote d’Ivoire) against Ittihad (Libya), and the Orange CAF Confederation Cup match between USFA (Burkina Faso) and Africa Sport (Cote d’Ivoire).
Following the political situation in Cote d’Ivoire and in line with Article 5 para 15 of the regulations, we hereby confirm that only one decisive match will be played in Zimbabwe for the Motor Action – Asec Mimosas encounter on 18, 19 or 20 March 2011.
For the J.C.A Treichville vs. Ittihad game, in view of the actual situation in Cote d’Ivoire and Libya and in conformity with Article 12 of the regulations, the match will take place on a neutral ground on 1, 2 or 3 April 2011. The Libya Football Federation and the Ivorian Football Federation are requested to reach a mutual agreement on the neutral ground by March 21 at midday at the latest on the proposed country. CAF reserve all rights to decide the venue of the match after receiving the proposals.
Also, in line with Article 5 para 15 of the regulations, only one decisive match will be played in Burkina Faso for the USFA – Africa Sport game on 1, 2, or 3 April 2011.