Gor Mahia CAF Champions League tormentors USMA Algers boycotted their first league game in what they say was undeserved sanctions from the Libya Football Federation.
The Algerian side eliminated Gor from the tournament last month after threatening not to honour the game and in a statement on Monday, they said they could not continue with operations due to their financial state.
The club has been put under a sanction and requested that the league body postpone their first league game of the season since it was scheduled in a FIFA window and that some of their players had gone to represent their national teams.
A statement on their official Facebook Page noted: “Following the sanctions imposed by the discipline commission of the professional football league against our club, the management of the USMMA, informs that it has decided to apply to the competent bodies.
“As a reminder, the USMMA held to boycott the 1st DAY OF THE LEAGUE 1, after asking the LFP to postpone this game scheduled at an international break with FIFA knowing that USMMA was deprived of international players.
“The management will continue to defend the interests and rights of the club and requires that the laws and régulations be respected.
“THE DIRECTION OF USM Algiers”