CAF Confirm That Champions League Final Will Be Held in Morocco, Pitso Mosimane Unhappy With the Decision
- Pitso Mosimane has spoken out about the decision to name Morocco as the venue for the CAF Champions League final
- Al Ahly approached CAF and asked that a more neutral venue be selected for the CAF Champions League final this season
- Morocco were awarded the rights to host the tournament final after the Senegalese Football Federation withdrew their bid
The 2021/22 CAF Champions League final venue has been decided, but Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane is not happy.
CAF released a statement confirming that Morocco will host the final at the end of the month, despite a Moroccan team being on the verge of qualifying for the final. The final will be held on 30 May.
In its statement, CAF confirmed that it had received bids from the Senegalese Football Federation and the Royal Moroccan Football Federation. Morocco won the rights after Senegal withdrew their bid, The South African reported.
Egypt's Al Ahly defeat Algeria's ES Sétif to book CAF Champions League final place against Wydad Casablanca
CAF went ahead with the decision despite Al Ahly asking that a more neutral venue be selected for the final. Al Ahly sent a letter to CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe, asking that the last be hosted in a country that didn’t have a representative in the final four.
Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane is unhappy with the announcement and took to his Twitter account to question the decision.
Al Ahly have one foot in the finals of the tournament after beating ES Setif in the first leg of their semi-final. Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca also are favourite to be in the final after beating Petro de Luanda 3-1 in the first leg.
The last time Al Ahly and Wydad met in a CAF Champions League final was in 2017, when the Moroccan outfit came out as eventual winners.
Al Ahly approach CAF President Patrice Motsepe, ask that Champions League final be moved to neutral venue
Morocco's Wydad Casablanca secure CAF Champions League final berth after seeing off determined Petro de Luanda
Al Ahly have one foot in the CAF Champions League final and looks set to meet Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca there. Should they qualify for the finals, the Egyptian giants will contest their third final in a row and stand a chance to win a treble of sorts by winning it in three consecutive seasons.
Al Ahly have a four-goal advantage over Algeria's ES Setif after the first leg of their semi-final. Percy Tau scored twice and set up two goals as Al Ahly breezed through to a 4-0 win, Times LIVE reported.
Wydad, on the other hand, holds a 3-1 advantage over Petro de Luanda, Pulse Nigeria confirmed. With the final likely to be contested between the two sides, Al Ahly have approached CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe to demand a new venue for the final.
Source: Sports Brief News