Al Ahly Urgently Appeal to Egyptian Football Association To Bid for CAF Champions League Final Hosting Rights

Al Ahly Urgently Appeal to Egyptian Football Association To Bid for CAF Champions League Final Hosting Rights

  • Al Ahly are continuing to take the fight to CAF as they seek to get the Champions League final moved from Morocco
  • Al Ahly have urged the Egyptian Football Association to bid to host the final of the CAF Champions League
  • Al Ahly have approached the Court of Arbitration for Sport to ask them to intervene in the dispute against CAF's decision

Al Ahly are relentless in their efforts to get the CAF Champions League final moved from Morocco.

The 2021/22 CAF Champions League final will be held in Casablanca, Morocco, on 30 May, with Al Ahly and Wydad Casablanca favourites to qualify for the title decider.

Al Ahly are not giving in their fight to have the CAF Champions League final moved from Morocco as CAF continues to feel the brunt of the backlash. Image
Al Ahly Urgently Appeal to Egyptian Football Association To Bid for CAF Champions League Final Hosting Rights
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The decision to award Morocco hosting rights has caused an uproar among football fans and on social media, with many accusing CAF of being corrupt.

Al Ahly also took the fight to CAF by approaching the Court of Arbitration for Sport, claiming that CAF were unfair in handing Morocco the chance to host the final for the second year in a row. CAF defended the decision, saying that no other nation bid for the rights. CAF are also considering returning to a two-legged format for the final, to avoid controversy in the future.

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Al Ahly have now asked the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) to assist them in their fight against CAF, iDiski Times reported. The team made an urgent appeal to the EFA, asking that they bid to host the final as well.

They accused CAF of not announcing earlier that Senegal had withdrawn their big and allowing other countries to submit theirs.

The EFA have lodged an official complaint to CAF regarding the decision and also directed a letter towards the organisation, asking for a neutral venue to be chosen for the final, King FUT reported.

Al Ahly will use the correspondence between CAF and the EFA as part of their evidence submitted to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe has come under a lot of criticism for the CAF’s venue choice but Motsepe himself was said to be upset by the decision of the executive committee that voted for Morocco.

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Egypt's Al Ahly approaches Court of Arbitration for Sport over CAF Champions League final controversy

Al Ahly are not taking the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) decision lying down.

The Egyptian giants have decided to take the organisation to the highest sporting court in the world as they seek to get the final of the CAF Champions League moved to a new venue.

iDiskiTimes confirmed that the reigning champions will take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland, the highest court available to deal with sporting matters.

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) continues to be at the centre of a Twitter storm over allegations of corruption in the organisation. CAF began to trend after it made the announcement that Morocco will play host to the 2021/22 CAF Champions League final.

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The decision caused a huge uproar online as the Moroccan side, Wydad Casablanca, are one game away from making it to the final. CAF confirmed that Morocco was awarded the hosting rights after the Senegalese Football Federation withdrew their bid, BBC Sport Africa confirmed.

Football fans, Egyptians more notable, reacted angrily to the news and have accused the organisation of being corrupt. Fans were upset that CAF ignored a letter from Al Ahly, asking for a neutral venue.

Source: Sports Brief News