CAF orders for Champions league final replay after controversial VAR decision

Following the controversial Video Assistant Referee judgements during the second leg of the final match between Esperance de Tunis and Wydad Casablanca in the frame of the Total CAF Champions League 2018/2019 finals, the Confederation of African football association has ordered for a replay.

This follows a decision by the CAF President Ahmad Ahmad to call for an Emergency Executive Committee on 4th of June to  discuss the regulatory solutions regarding this match.

After a 1-1 draw from the first leg last week in Rabat, the home side-Esperance got into the lead after Ayman Ben Mohamed  dribbled past his marker, before passing to Belaili, who struck a curler into the top corner.

However, the game was halted at the hour mark after Walid El Karti’s headed equalizer  was flagged off to the dismay of the Wydad playing body and technical team.

The match was interrupted for over an hour after Wydad abandoned play. After several consultations with the refusal of Wydad to resume play, referee Papa Bakary Gassama whistled to end the game. Esperance was declared winner as they cruised to their fourth title.

But all that will be rewound as CAF ordered for a repeat of the game with reports indicating that match will be played at a neutral ground in South Africa.