Breaking News: CAS throws out CAF decision to replay Champions League final, declares Esperance De Tunis Champs
AFRICABreaking News: CAS throws out CAF decision to replay Champions league final, Declares Esperance De Tunis Champs. by Chief Seidu Adamu July 31, 2019
The Court of Arbitration for Sports has revoked the decision of the CAF executive committee to replay the finals of the 2019 CAF champions league between Esperance of Tunis, and Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco.
The decision of the Sports apex Court means Esperance of Tunis gets to hold the title which was awarded to them after WAC refused to honour the rest of the match in the 62nd minute after referee Papa Bakara Gassama disallowed a goal they had scored.
Players and Officials of WAC had protested and insisted the referee refer to the VAR technology which was not functioning at the time.
The Executive committee of CAF subsequently announced a replay of the second leg, which prompted Esperance of Tunis to lodge complaint at the CAS.