APR head coach Erradi Mohammed Adil will not be on the touchline when his side take on Kenyan giants Gor Mahia in a CAF Champions League Preliminary round clash on Saturday from 4.00 PM in Kigali.
Erradi does not have the required documentation to take charge of a CAF match. He possesses a (UEFA A) license but lacks (CAF A or UEFA Pro) that are mandatory for anyone looking to take charge of continental assignments.
This therefore means that both teams (Gor & APR) will have their first choice coaches sit out of the game. Gor Mahia’s head coach Roberto Oliviera has been barred from the touchline for also lacking proper documentation and K’Ogallo have turned to Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo for Saturday’s assignment.
APR on the other hand has requested Yves Rwasamanza Yves of FC Marines to stand in for Saturday’s match.
According to CAF technical and development committee, any coach looking to take charge of things in continental inter-club competitions must have a valid ‘CAF A license’ .
Coaches having a CAF B license from countries that have not organized any CAF A courses in the past five years are also allowed on the touchline.
Also allowed are Head coaches holding a ‘UEFA Pro License’ or other confederations valid ‘Pro License’ subject to providing a letter of recognition of competences from CAF.