African Champions League: CAF to order second leg final replay between Esperance and Wydad after VAR mishap?


The 2019 CAF Champions League final between Wydad Casablanca and Esperance de Tunis will be replayed at a neutral venue, according to reports.

Esperance retained their title as African champions last Friday in controversial fashion as the game was abandoned when Wydad refused to continue the fixture after a legitimate goal was ruled out for off-side.
At the centre of controversy was the Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) technology which was set to be used for the final - but was unable to be accessed due to technical issues at the Stade Olympique de Radès.
The recently crowned Botola champions have since taken the matter up to FIFA and the Court of Arbitration of Sport before CAF announced that an emergency meeting would take place on Wednesday to discuss the outcome of the fixture.
Now it's been claimed that '90% of the executive committee' voted for the final tie to be replayed as "security obligations" weren't fulfilled by the hosts and Esperance have since been stripped of their title.
While CAF have yet to make an official annoucement, it has been reported that the final will be replayed on a neutral ground after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, with results from the previous leg possibly cancelled out.