Al Tahady petition Caf, threaten to boycott Champions League game against Aduana Stars

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The Libyan side are currently lodging at the Golden Tulip Hotel and have insisted never to travel to Dormaa Ahenkro unless there’s a Caf intervention

Al Tahady have sent a petition to Caf and Fifa to compel Aduana Stars officials to provide them with an aircraft to Dormaa Ahenkro on Tuesday or move the match venue to Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi ahead of the second leg of Caf Champions League preliminary round on Wednesday.

Al Tahady who won the first leg 1-0 in Cairo, Egypt last week, arrived in Ghana on Friday and travelled by bus to Kumasi but surprisingly alleged they spent seven hours instead of the usual five hours.

However, with Dormaa Ahenkro lacking any three or four star hotel, the Ghana Premier League champions planned to host Tahady’s contingent at Eusbett hotel in Sunyani, the capital of Brong Ahafo region and bus the entire team to the match venue a day or several hours before kickoff but the North African club have rejected the arrangements.

They insist traveling from Kumasi to Dormaa Ahenkro by road is 202km, which is more than the 200km stipulated in Caf’s rules, hence, have requested for a flight to the venue or opt not to honour the game although there are no airport available at the city.

“We spent seven hours from Accra to Kumasi by road but this was not what they told us initially. We are very tired and won’t accept any further arrangement by road,” Dr Khalid Kwafi, president of Al Tahady told Oyerepa FM.

“The distance by road from Accra to Kumasi to Dormaa Ahenkro is more than 300 kilometres. This wasn’t what Aduana told us so it doesn’t make up and under no circumstance must we go to Dormaa to play the match.

“Therefore, I have sent a complaint to FIFA, CAF and Ghana FA so we are waiting for them. I have told [Ghana FA secretary] Alex Asante about it and waiting for the Libyan Ambassador also.There’s no way we can lose this points.

Aduana Stars ready for Al Tahady

He added: “Should this happen ,we will sue CAF and Aduana I mean it. Caf’s regulations stipulates that if the playground away from the capital is more than 200 kilometers the match will be played in the capital so tell them I am not playing the game.I have told the Libyan FA about it or we compromise to play in Kumasi.”

However, AshesGyamera understands that Aduana Stars top hierarchy are still working around the clock to find a solution to the concerns raised by the Libyan side before the close of the day.

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