Ghana premier league champions, Hearts of Oak are set to qualify automatically for champions league.This followed a ban imposed on their opponent Wydad Athletic Club Casablanca by the Federation of International Football Association.
Hearts was scheduled to face the Moroccan side in the second half round of the champions league after eliminating Guinean side CI Kamsar in the previous round.
However Wydad Athletic Club currently serving a ban after failing to honour some financial obligations to Nigerian International ,Chisom Elvis Chikatara.The club owed Chisom a total sum of $187,250.33 before December 31,2020 including a judgement sum of 165,167.
The Wydad Athletic Club tried to appeal the court on its ruling but it was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sports.The club's ineligibilty to play in the Champions league was communicated to Hearts by the head of sports law(Africa),Johnny Precious Ogbah.on September 20.
In a letter addressed to the Ghanaian club,Ogbah said Wydad has been banned from the champions league due to their failure to meet CAAF's deadline.
This means there'll be no match between the two and thus an automatic qualification for Hearts of Oak.
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