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African football at the center of a new controversy

African football at the center of a new controversy

Disagreements in African football only fade to give way to other, more vibrant ones. Barely scored the match Algeria – Cameroon And FIFA shut down another looming confrontation, this time pitting the Confederation of African Football against two major teams on the continent.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has chosen a Moroccan stadium to host the final of the African Champions League scheduled for May 30, while the competition has already entered the semi-final stage.

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It is almost known which clubs will top the final stage since the semi-final second leg ended with the victory of Moroccans Wydad Casablanca in Angola over Petro Atletico (1-3) and Masry Al-Ahly, who were defeated. Cairo the Algerians from ES Setif with 4 goals to zero.

With the exception of a major shift in one of the two return matches, Wydad and Al-Ahly will face each other in the final of the African Grand Prix. Therefore, it is known that there is a very high possibility that Wydad will be one of the champions of the final match, which the Confederation of African Football decided to play at the Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca.

Morocco is a candidate only

Naturally, the Egyptians do not want to play on the opponent’s ground, while in the past the final of the competition was played in a double confrontation back and forth.

“Al-Ahly sent an official letter on Sunday to CAF President Patrice Motsepe, requesting a neutral venue for the 2022 CAF CAF Champions League Final.”Cairo Club said in a statement.

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The most successful clubs in the competition indicated in the letter that “The final match should not be hosted by any of the four teams participating in the semi-finals and that the neutral venue will provide equal opportunities for all four teams.”

“The match must be played at a neutral venue, because CAF did not choose the host country at an early stage”The Egyptian club called out, noting that “Giving one of the four teams an advantage at home in the final goes against fair play standards.”

If Al-Ahly’s argument seems well-founded, CAF doesn’t seem to have much of a choice. In a press release announcing the localization of the match in Morocco, the Confederation of African Football announced that it had received only two requests from the Moroccan and Senegalese federations, and then the latter withdrew its request. CAF’s mistake is that it has waited the last few weeks to decide where the final will be.