CAIRO – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is in the media spotlight once again for the embattled CAF Champions League final that remains in limbo.
This comes after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) released its verdict on Wednesday regarding the troubled CAF Champions League final between Esperance de Tunis and Wydad Casablanca.
Esperance was crowned CAF Champions League winners after they abandoned the game following Video Assistance Referees (VAR) controversy.
The encounter was halted for over an hour as the Moroccans refused to continue the game unless the VAR was checked, saying that no one informed them before the game that VAR will not be used.
Although the CAF Executive Committee had announced that the second leg of the African final should be replayed between both teams but in a neutral ground, the decision was appealed by the two clubs in CAS.
Meanwhile, CAS stated that the appeals of both clubs have been upheld and that it decided to annul the decision challenged.
In addition, the Switzerland-based court has since ordered CAF authorities to review the incidents which occurred in the Radès stadium on 31 May 2019, to order the appropriate disciplinary sanctions whether it’s to replay the game or award the title to one of the two teams.