Terrence Dzvukamanja’s plans to play in the Champions League with Orlando Pirates have been cast into doubt after CAF effected a new condition to participate in the next season’s campaign.
Pirates qualified for the continental showpiece after finishing second behind champions Mamelodi Sundowns in the just-ended DStv Premiership.
In a notice from CAF Club Licensing Board, all the participating teams have been told to have a women’s football team to be able to acquire the licence to take part in the Champions League and Confederation Cup.
The Sea Robbers haven’t set up a women’s team yet, and as it stands they won’t be able to participate in the tournament.
If the Soweto club can’t form a women’s team and register it, they will have to affiliate with an entity that operates a registered women’s first team club to be able to be given the licence into the CAF inter-club competitions next season.
As for Dzvukamanja, he is expecting to make the Pirates’ Champions League squad should he signs a new contract.
The Warriors international revealed over a week ago that he wants to stay at Pirates and play Champions League.
He said: “Obviously, [I want to stay] every player wants to play for this team and there is the CAF Champions League also and everyone wishes to play for this team.”