Hearts of Oak will face CI Kamsar in a one-off tie after the first leg of the Champions League preliminary round encounter was cancelled by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The first leg scheduled to be played in Guinea this weekend has been cancelled due to political unrest in the country.
In a letter sent to the General Secretary of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Prosper Harrison Addo (Esq) on the situation, CAF quoted the provisions of Articles 1 & 2.1 of Chapter XIII of the Regulations governing the competition which stipulate that the following shall be 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 for the second 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”.
Hearts of Oak will host the one-off tie in Accra on September 19.