Kenyan Premier League giants Gor Mahia have been denied permission to stream their CAF Champions League game against CR Belouizdad.
Gor had planned to stream the game live for its fans through their sponsors Betsafe but according to a letter dated January 6, 2021, the Football Kenya Federation said that would not be possible after consultations with the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The letter by FKF CEO Barry Otieno noted: “Reference is made to your letter dated January 5, 2021, informing the federation of Gor Mahia’s intention to live stream the CAF Champions League match no. 76 Gor Mahia vs CR Belouizdad, scheduled for January 6, 2021.
“In this regard, and further to Caf guidelines on the broadcast of CAF competitions, the federation has regrettably been unable to obtain a clearance from CAF for the match to be broadcasted, as the request by Gor Mahia was made outside of the provided CAF timelines.
“In light of the aforementioned, please be advised that live streaming of the said match will not be possible, unless with prior written consent from CAF.”
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