As the sporting world anxiously await the outcome of the CAF Emergency Committee sitting in Paris over last Friday stalemated CAF Champions League final match, a Moroccan publication, Morocco World News, has reported that CAF President, Ahmad said he was threatened “in front of witnesses” by President of Esperance.
Quoting from sports news outlet, Stad’Afric, Ahmad reportedly condemned the absence of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in the game, saying:
“Why does the VAR work everywhere but Tunisia?”
He added that “major presidents of [football] clubs accuse the practices of this club, but we have no evidence.”
During the game a referee rejected an equalizer for Wydad Casablanca, suggesting that it was offside.
When Wydad Casablanca put pressure on the referees, asking them to check the legitimacy of the goal through VAR, the referees claimed that the technology was unavailable due to technical issues.
Ahmed’s remarks followed several other statements, where the CAF president backed Wydad Casablanca. In previous statements, CAF has acknowledged that Wydad Casablanca’s goal during the second leg of the African Champions League final against Esperance Tunis was legitimate.
“If somebody did not see WAC’s goal as legitimate, he then should change his hobby and to stop watching football,” he added.