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CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by naptu2: 7:20pm On Jun 05, 2019
The second leg of the CAF African Champions League final between Esperance of Tunis and Wydad Casablanca was abandoned on June 2nd, 2019 after Wydad Casablanca's equaliser was ruled offside by Gambian refereee Bakary Papa Gassama.

Esperence were leading 1-0 at the time and players and officials of Wydad Casablanca appealed to the referee to review the goal using the Video Assisted Referee (VAR) system, but the system was not working because an important component was missing. The referee was aware that the system was not working, but the players were unaware.

Wydad players subsequently walked off the field and Esperance were declared the winners of the match. The first leg had ended in a 1-1 draw and so Esperance were declared champions.

See previous thread.

African Champions League Final Abandoned After VAR Stopped Working 
https://www.nairaland.com/5222657/african-champions-league-final-abandoned#78969673


However, after a heated meeting in Paris today, the CAF Executive Committee has decided that the match should be replayed in a neutral venue.

1) The BBC's Piers Edwards

2) The BBC's Osasu Obayiuwana

3) Associated Press' Rob Harris

4) NigeriaInfo's Emmanuel Etim

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Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by naptu2: 7:21pm On Jun 05, 2019
the controversial goal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT4bdZyHnnE


Highlights of the match (chaos began at the 6:06 mark).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKqrXuJ7TL0

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Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by naptu2: 7:21pm On Jun 05, 2019
Caf Champions League: Esperance ordered to return medals and face Wydad Casablanca again

14 minutes ago. African


Wyad players protested to the referee, insisting VAR be used

Esperance have been ordered to return the African Champions League trophy and to replay the second leg of the final.

The Tunisian side led 1-0 in Saturday's second leg but Moroccan opponents Wydad Casablanca left the pitch after an equaliser they scored was disallowed.

Wydad wanted the video assistant referee to check if the goal should stand but the system was not working.

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) said the second leg will be replayed at a neutral venue.

The 1-1 draw from the first leg in Morocco stands.

The replay will be after the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, which ends on 19 July.

Caf said Esperance players must return their winners' medals as well as the trophy.

Play in the second leg was halted after Wydad thought they had equalised on 59 minutes through Walid El Karti's header. It was disallowed for an infringement.

The VAR system was visible on the side of the pitch but the players had not been told it was not in use because of a malfunction.

The referee eventually awarded the victory to three-time champions Esperance after a 95-minute delay.

Wydad's president said the club was "the victim of a scandal" and Caf subsequently called an Executive Committee meeting where the decision to replay the game was made.


The players were not informed that the video assistant referee system (VAR) was not working


Esperance were initially awarded victory - but will now have to replay the second leg

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/48533905
Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by daomi(m): 7:26pm On Jun 05, 2019
Shame!

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Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by kingphilip(m): 7:28pm On Jun 05, 2019
Better other than what they did earlier
Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by Andersonjr(m): 7:35pm On Jun 05, 2019
Chaii Africa, after awarding it to the other team and imagine the celebration and all the street parade they've done then they later lost the rematch

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Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by Nobody: 7:48pm On Jun 05, 2019
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Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by Ocon: 7:59pm On Jun 05, 2019
Justice at last...

Kudos to Wydad for standing up against the initial wrong decision

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Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by Just2endowed2(m): 8:01pm On Jun 05, 2019
Yes saw it in BBC sports. Africa why

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Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by Mynd44: 8:16pm On Jun 05, 2019
CAF is useless I swear.

They burgled the final and are now taking the easy way out.

What if Esperance players decide not to return the medals? Or claim it was stolen or lost?

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Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by boss1310(m): 8:17pm On Jun 05, 2019
only in Africa
Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by naptu2: 8:17pm On Jun 05, 2019
It hasn't yet been reported on CAF's handles, but apparently CAF's website has just been hacked.
Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by JubrinElSudan: 8:18pm On Jun 05, 2019
For the fact that the heated meeting happened in PARIS, is enough reason for the people that haven't given up on the continent to do so

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Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by Jaytecq(m): 8:19pm On Jun 05, 2019
Medals to be returned!!!
Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by naptu2: 8:19pm On Jun 05, 2019
JubrinElSudan:
For the fact that the heated meeting happened in PARIS, is enough reason for the people that haven't given up on the continent to do so


It was held in Paris because FIFA delegates (including CAF Executive Committee members) are in Paris for the FIFA Congress ahead of the Women's World Cup.

They just re-elected Infantino as president of FIFA.

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Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by Nobody: 8:19pm On Jun 05, 2019
Shame unto African leadership in all ramifications. Big shame

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Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by StrikeBack(m): 8:20pm On Jun 05, 2019
CAF Taking a Decision in PARIS.

grin grin grin

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Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by Nobody: 8:21pm On Jun 05, 2019
It's the right thing to do.

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Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by 0temSapien: 8:21pm On Jun 05, 2019
Hmm
Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by 9jaBloke: 8:22pm On Jun 05, 2019
Africa
Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by chinchum(m): 8:22pm On Jun 05, 2019
shameful
Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by ZombieTERROR: 8:23pm On Jun 05, 2019
Buhari effect on the continent


Confusion everywhere

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Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by Sabby1(m): 8:24pm On Jun 05, 2019
Football for Africa na scam.
Imagine!!!!!!
Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by driand(m): 8:24pm On Jun 05, 2019
grin

Another African joke... grin

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Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by PennywysCares(m): 8:24pm On Jun 05, 2019
AFRICA THINS


the pic of the said VAR and cable wires
running through the pitch must tell it's Africa continent

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Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by sotall(m): 8:25pm On Jun 05, 2019
Only in Africa
Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by Nobody: 8:25pm On Jun 05, 2019
Africa something must always de different.

Why play a final home and away in the first place?
It should be once!

Mtcheew

Abeg

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Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by mrvitalis(m): 8:25pm On Jun 05, 2019
Thats rubbish

What stops me from abandoning a match when i feel robbed

Chelsea barca 2009

Actually milan barca 2011 ( penalty before corner was taken )

Chelsea manu ...3 offside goals (the last time sir won chelsea )

They have started what they cant end

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Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by Pavore9: 8:26pm On Jun 05, 2019
Africa!

Now to be played at a neutral ground and officiated by an European referee!

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Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by Lamasta(m): 8:26pm On Jun 05, 2019
CAF is setting a bad precedence in African football with this decision of theirs which is to say if another team feels cheated in a game they should just abandon the game cos replay is sure even though they were told to continue by match officials seriously CAF sucks.

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Re: CAF African Champions League Final To Be Replayed. by DMPaulSr: 8:26pm On Jun 05, 2019
Meanwhile, Nations League Semi final: Portugal 1-0 Switzerland - Ronaldo fires in free- kick

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