• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION The Mo Constantine Club of Algeria won its qualifying match for the African Football Cup on Tuesday (2 March) -- but only because Luo Union of Kenya failed to turn up.

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    INTRODUCTION The Mo Constantine Club of Algeria won its qualifying match for the African Football Cup on Tuesday (2 March) -- but only because Luo Union of Kenya failed to turn up.

    SYNOPSIS: The Luo Union team had been in the Algerian capital of Algiers for two days, but they didn't want to paly on Tuesday because some of their team were unavailable .Algerian football authorises decided the match must go on anyway and the Constantine club. the referee and about 15,000 supporters all turned up at ;the stadium.

    The Algerian supporters cheered as their team went on to the field But then the waiting began, with only some hopeful practising by Constantine to amuse the crowd.

    The referee looked a bit bewildered. After all, it's not easy to referee a game when only one side turns up.

    Four of the Luo Club players were away in Cairo, Egypt, that day, representing Kenya. The club maintained that, under African Football Federation rules, They could have played any day this week.

    After a time, the referee decided the Kenyans weren't going to show and Constantine claimed the game by default.The Kenyans plan to appeal against the decision. The disappointed spectators were asked to show restraint when leaving the ground, and they were given their money back.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5WJXBUG3MXPEN2OQ3D7ZAZ5DA
    Media URN:
    VLVA5WJXBUG3MXPEN2OQ3D7ZAZ5DA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/03/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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