Rabat – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) issued a statement on August 1 following the Court of Arbitration for Sports’ (CAS) verdict on the ongoing dispute over the African Champions League final.
CAS officially dismissed CAF’s decision, taken on June 5, to replay the 2nd leg of the final between Wydad Athletic Club (WAC) and Esperance Sportive de Tunis (EST) in a neutral ground.
The CAS explained that “the CAF executive committee was not competent to rule for a rematch of the second leg of the final and has therefore decided to annul that decision.”
The CAF statement explained that the CAS annulled the decision for procedural reasons and that a summarized decision is yet to be issued.
“The CAS Panel annulled the decision of the CAF Executive Committee only for procedural reasons. However, CAF has yet to receive the summarized decision,” said CAF in a statement.
In its verdict, the CAS decided to refer the case to the competent CAF bodies to rule on the matter and apply the appropriate disciplinary sanctions.
In the statement, the African football body announced that its competent bodies will meet in the coming days upon the CAS request.
“In this regard, CAF announces that the competent bodies will meet shortly to decide on the case and details will be communicated in due course,” said CAF