Abuja - Would-be Nigerian representatives, Saki West, have failed to pitch up for the 2014 Future Champions Gauteng International Tournament in Johannesburg, South Africa owing to travel complications.
Subsequently, they have finished with the wooden spoon in the annual event, one of the biggest youth football tournaments in the globe.
Future Champions Gauteng International Tournament Project Director, Ray Whelan, explained the Oyo State-based team’s absence.
“The visa application process and further travel difficulties mean that Saki West have been unable to take part in the Future Champions Gauteng International Tournament as scheduled this year. Their place in the playoff stages will be taken by local side Bidvest Wits, who will play as a guest team,” he said.
As per regulations, Saki West forfeited each of their three matches on 3-0 score line to finish bottom of their log.
The Nigerians were scheduled to be in the same pool as champions Aspire Academy (Qatar), Club Tijuana (Mexico) and Sunward Park (South Africa).
The tournament continues.
– CAJ News
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