FC PLATINUM'S opponents in the CAF Champions League football preliminary round, GD Sagrada Esperanca, have been dealt a huge blow after their coach was barred from sitting on the bench by CAF because he does not possess the required qualifications.
Roque Sapiri, who recently led the side to their second Angolan championship in the club's 44-year history, is not a holder of the requisite CAF A Licence.
The former GD Sagrada defender has a CAF C Licence, and is not even qualified for the assistant coach's role. CAF have today informed its member associations that 11 coaches of clubs involved in the 2021-2022 CAF Champions League will not be allowed to sit on the bench.
Source: Africa Focus