A new twist has been added to the preparations for the 2022/2023 TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup match between Kwara United Football Club and AS Douanes match, as CAF has decreed that the match be played under lock and key.
The match will hold at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena tomorrow Sunday 11th, 2022, beginning from 3.00pm.
Rising from the Pre-Match Meeting this evening, the Match Commissioner, General Tamba Langtombong from The Gambia delivered CAF’s verdict on the match.
General Langtombong, who read out the messages concerning the match from CAF added that arrangements needs to be made to comply with the new directive.
He equally warned on the consequences of going against the decision, especially encroachment, which, according to him, may count against the home team.
This means that Kwara United FC will be having additional challenge of playing without their motivational fans, supporters and followers.
The reasons for the decision might not be unconnected with Covid-19 issues, especially as it has to do with inter-country engagements.
The decision will also deny Kwara United FC the opportunity of achieving economic and revenue values from the much-publicized and promisingly crucial match.
The club had earlier fixed ticket prices for the three categories of seats at the arena, which are the VVIP seats, the VIP seats and the Popular side.
It had announced that ticket fee for a VVIP seat would cost N5000 (five thousand naira only), VIP seat for N1000 (one thousand naira only), with the ticket for the popular side advertised for N500 (five hundred naira only).
The club therefore, enjoined it’s fans and supporters to stay away from the venue, take advantage of the live streaming of the match, as arranged by the club, and also pray for victory.