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The first comment from Kaizer Chiefs on submitting an African final date to Al-Ahly

“The Seventh Day” contacted the officials of the South African Kaizer Chiefs, Al-Ahly’s competitor in the African Champions League final, to find out the team’s reaction to the news of amending the match date to be held before July 17, set by the Confederation of African Football, which contradicts the Olympic team’s travel to Japan to participate in the Olympic Games "Tokyo 2020".

The seventh day spoke with Fina Mafusa, the South African club's official spokesman, who confirmed that the Kaizer Chiefs administration will study all possibilities before announcing the club's position on the date of the final match.

Kaizer Chiefs qualified for the African Champions League final for the first time in its history, after a goalless draw yesterday with Moroccan Wydad in South Africa, to snatch the final card, taking advantage of its victory in Casablanca with a goal without a response to its host.

"The semi-final ended a few hours ago, and now we haven't thought about anything about the final," Mafusa said.

The South African club spokesman added, "Tomorrow the team's program for the final match will be determined, especially since the local league is over and we have no commitments until the date of the historic match."

It is noteworthy that Kaizer Chiefs finished the South African League this season in eighth place with 36 points, 31 points behind the champion Sun Downs with 67 points.

The South African team includes 3 players in their country’s Olympic team, Ngosingeviel Ngkobo, Ngabulu Bloom and Reef Flusler, while Al-Ahly has 6 players in the initial list of the Pharaohs, who are Nasser Maher, Salah Mohsen, Ahmed Ramadan Beckham, Akram Tawfiq, Mustafa Schubert and Taher Mohamed Taher, and it is scheduled to be announced by Shawky Gharib, coach of the Olympic team. The final list will be announced on June 30th.