CAF Orders Champions League Final To Be Replayed

The Confederation Of African Football (CAF) has ordered the abandoned second leg of the CAF Champions League Final between Wydad Casablanca and Esperance of Tunis to be replayed at a neutral venue., A decision that was made only five days after Esperance were proclaimed Champions.

The final between both sides was marred in controversy as Wydad Casablanca players requested the video assistant referee to consult VAR in a bid to help heck a disallowed equalizing goal but the system was not working, An action which infuriated the aggrieved party as they walked off the pitch to their dressing room in disgust.

However, The The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has said the second leg will be held at a neutral venue and also be played within closed doors after the Africa Cup of Nations which finishes July 19.

A CAF statement said; “conditions of game and safety were not met” in the second leg and made clear Esperance players must return their winners’ medals as well as the trophy.