Sunday’s Caf champions League game between Nigeria’s Enugu Rangers and São Tomé and Príncipe champions, Sporting Clube do Principe has been called off.
The first leg, preliminary round Caf champions league game was scheduled to kickoff at 4pm on Sunday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu but that will no longer be the case as the Sao Tome contingent have yet to arrive in Nigeria.
Officials of Enugu Rangers revealed that they were informed by officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) during Saturday’s pre-match meeting that the Sao Tome club had yet to arrive in Nigeria as they were having issues over securing entry visas for their players and officials.
“We were informed by NFF officials on Saturday that Sporting Clube do Principe has made a request to the Confederation of African Football (Caf) asking for the match to be moved forward to Tuesday next week. However, we have yet to receive any kind of correspondence from Caf,” spokesman of Rangers, Forster Chime told supersport.com on Sunday.
Chairman of Rangers, Festus Onu also confirmed that the Sporting Clube do Principe contingent had yet to arrive in Nigeria for the game.
“As I speak to you (Sunday afternoon), the team from São Tomé and Príncipe have yet to arrive in Lagos so it is impossible that the match will be played on Sunday,” Onu said.
It is still unclear if Caf will honour the request of Sporting Clube to move the game to Tuesday, February 19.