Scheduled for Sunday September 18 at the March 26 stadium in Bamako, the second leg of the preliminary round of the African football champions league between local Djoliba AC and Deportivo Mongomo of Equatorial Guinea did not take place. Due to the delay of visitors who could not reach the Malian capital in time. A decision from the Caf is expected this Monday, September 18.
The second leg of the preliminary round of the African football champions league Djoliba AC local and Deportivo Mongomo of Equatorial Guinea was not played on Sunday, September 18 as originally planned. The fault of the visitors who could not reach the Malian capital until Sunday around 11 p.m., for a meeting which should be held at 4 p.m. GMT. The reasons ? difficult to know as there is so much confusion on the issue. Because the information is contradictory depending on whether you are on the Malian side or on the side of Equatorial Guinea.
Still, the reds of Bamako and the referees of the meeting made the trip to the March 26 stadium. At kick-off time, the match referees noted the absence of players from the visiting team on the field and made their report which was sent to the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Its Interclub Commission, according to our information, must meet this Monday, September 19 to decide on the question.
In the meantime, African football’s governing body has asked the referees to spend the night in Bamako. Djoliba AC for its part announced the cancellation of the meeting on its facebook page. What will the CAF do? What is sure even in case she asks to replay the meeting, she will not be able to hold this Monday. Since, according to our information, the teams must be informed 24 hours before the start of the match. And at the time of writing this paper, Djoliba AC officials have not been seized by the Caf on such a possibility, according to a source close to the club.
As a reminder, Djoliba AC was defeated in the first leg 2 goals to 0 in Equatorial Guinea by the local Doportivo Mongomo.