FC Platinum have written to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) protesting after C.D. Primeiro de Agosto failed to avail their players’ passports before the match in line with the rules of the competition.
Pure Platinum Play were thrashed 3-0 in Luanda, Angola on Sunday leaving them staring an early exit from the Champions League.
According to NewsDay, the Angolans might have fielded an ineligible player in the tie.
Club chairman Evans Mthombeni said the hosts claimed that they had sent the passports to the embassy for the processing of visas to Zimbabwe.
“We have written to CAF over the issue,” the FC Platinum boss said.
“They clearly violated the CAF rules. They gave their reason, but what we know is that you don’t need a visa from Angola to Zimbabwe. The match commissioner even made it clear during the pre-match meeting that they had to avail the players’ passports.”
“Our letter of protest is not to try to have the results of the match nullified, but we are simply following procedure because they violated Caf rules,” Mthombeni added.