Accra Hearts of Oak SC will play Club Industriel de Kamsar of Guinea in a single match on September 19, 2021 at the Accra Sports Stadium, information reaching the Ghana Football Association has confirmed.
According to the Organising Committee of the Competition, the first leg match which was scheduled to be played in Guinea this weekend will not take place owing to the political unrest in the in West Africa nation.
As a result, the winner of the one-off tie at Accra Sports Stadium will automatically advance to the next stage of the 2021/22 Total Energies CAF Champions League.
In a letter sent to the GFA regarding the situation, CAF cited the provisions of Articles 1 & 2.1 of Chapter XIII of the Regulations governing the competition which stipulate that the following shall applied:
“1. In case of troubles, wars, forces majeure or internal situations in a country that may affect the security conditions during planning of a match, the Organizing Committee may take the following measures:
2. In two leg matches (home and away): 2.1 If the case concerns only one country, the federation will play its home match on a ground in another country, or a single game will be played on the opponent’s field.
Where appropriate, the Organizing Committee will determine the match venue.” The winner of this single match will qualify to the 2nd preliminary round of the competition.
In case of a draw at the end of the regulatory time, the winner shall be determined by penalty kicks in accordance to the Laws of the Game”.