CAF remained firm in hosting the African Champions League final in Morocco. Egypt’s Al-Ahly appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport | Football

Al-Ahly, the holder of the African Champions League, announced that he will play the final match of the competition later this month in any stadium, but that will not prevent him from continuing to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. .

In recent days, Al-Ahly opposed the late decision of the African Union (CAF) to hold the final in Morocco against Wydad Casablanca, demanding that it be held in a neutral stadium in the interest of equal opportunities.

Despite the protests, CAF maintained its position of holding the match on May 30 and justified that it had received two requests before to host the final in Morocco and Senegal, while Egypt did not request the organization.

Al-Ahly said in a statement, following an urgent board meeting on Sunday, that he had decided “to play the Champions League final at any stadium on the African continent, depending on the value of Al-Ahly.” The Ahly club and its history.”

He added: “The Al-Ahly club adheres to its legitimate rights to ask the African Union to implement many controls for the conduct of the match to ensure the minimum level of fairness between the two competing teams.”

Al-Ahly was proud of its good relationship with all Moroccan clubs, saying that they are not part of the crisis, and that the club’s position is directed solely against CAF.

The record holder in winning the African Championship 10 times said that he will continue to file the case in the Sports Court, and will also give a press conference after the final to reveal the scenarios of the CAF decision, “which is not consistent with the rules of fair play”.

Al-Ahly won the title last year after defeating South African side Kaizer Chiefs in a final match also held in Morocco.

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