Two soccer players of African origin Vyborg they will be left without being able to play the first leg of the Conference League in front of West Ham because of the measures implemented in England after Brexit.
Ibrahim Saidfrom Nigeria, and Alassana Jatta, from Gambia, will be absent after their club failed to secure visas for both of them before the team traveled to London. “We have tried everything and have been in close contact with the Danish football federation (DBU), UEFA, the two teams and another foreign club that has been in a similar situation,” explained the Vyborg in a statement, adding that “unfortunately it has turned out to be impossible, as there is a processing time of several weeks and the match was scheduled only one week ago.”
The Danish team qualified for the round by eliminating B36 last week, so they had no margin. “It’s a shame from a sporting point of view, as both players would have played in the game,” said Jesper Fredberg, the club’s sporting director, who showed his anger by stressing that “it is even more embarrassing from a human point of view that these two players are missing out on this great experience”.