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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will decide whether the CAF Champions League final second leg should be replayed by 31st July at the latest. This is after studying the appeals put forward by Wydad Casablanca of Morocco and Esperance of Tunisia in which they say the match should not be replayed.
African football's governing body has ordered the abandoned second leg of the CAF Champions League final between Esperance and Wydad Casablanca to be replayed at a neutral venue after this month's Cup of Nations.
Wydad Casablanca refused to complete the CAF Champions League final, with an emergency meeting now called to discuss the issue.
The Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca have said they will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and to FIFA after they lost the CAF Champions League final 2nd leg by forfeit after protesting over the non-use of VAR in their disallowed goal.
Esperance won the CAF Champions League in Tunisia Saturday after Wydad Casablanca refused to continue playing on 60 minutes because VAR was unavailable to judge a disallowed equaliser.
Esperance won the CAF Champions League in Tunisia Saturday after Wydad Casablanca refused to continue playing on 60 minutes because VAR was unavailable to judge a disputed equaliser.
Wydad Casablanca overcame having their captain sent off and two VAR referrals going against them to draw 1-1 with Esperance Tunis Saturday in the CAF Champions League final first leg.
Wydad Casablanca will take a 2-1 lead into the second leg of their CAF Champions League semi-final against Mamelodi Sundowns.
Guinean club Horoya, who reacted to reaching the CAF Champions League knockout phase by dumping French coach Patrice Neveu, were drawn against Moroccans Wydad Casablanca in the quarter-finals Wednesday. Â
The last round of CAF Champions League group-stage games saw Al Ahly – beaten in the last two finals – qualify for the quarter-finals.
Trophy-holders Esperance snatched a lucky last-gasp draw and Wydad Casablanca went on a five-goal romp Friday as the CAF Champions League group stage kicked off.Â
Reigning champions Wydad Casablanca and TP Mazembe both had their CAF Champions League campaigns ended in the quarter-finals.
Neither of last season's CAF Champions League finalists were able to earn first-leg leads in Friday's pair of quarter-final matches.
Seeded South African side Mamelodi Sundowns are in elimination of being eliminated from the CAF Champions League before the quarter-finals.