Loxo September, CAF Media Director, revealed the details of announcing the holding of the final match of the African Champions League in Morocco.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced the establishment of CAF Champions League FinalOn May 30, at the Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca.
September said, during statements to the “Koora Everyday” program broadcast on Al-Hayat channel: “As an official in CAF, the process of selecting the host country for the African Champions League final is carried out clearly and transparently. We ask countries to respond to us, and that happened in January.”
He continued: “The African Union sent a message to all the 54 member states, Senegal and Morocco applied to host the final, and there were only two candidates, and therefore one of them withdrew and there was a candidate country.
He continued, “The process of selecting the stadium is done through CAF. We did not choose Morocco, but it is the only candidate available after Senegal withdrew.”
When asked about the reasons for Senegal’s withdrawal, he explained: “This question is directed to the Senegalese Federation, not to CAF.”
Regarding the time of Senegal’s announcement of the withdrawal, he said: “I do not know the exact time.”
Regarding CAF’s position, if Al-Ahly refused to play in Morocco and submitted a request to host the final in Cairo, he explained: “There are no logical and legal reasons for such a matter, and the period that allows federations to apply to host the African Champions League final is over, and no one has submitted in the end except for two countries.”
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He continued: “Al Ahly He is a great champion and a respected team, and there is no doubt that Al-Ahly expressed his unhappiness with this decision, and the Kef decision is binding on everyone and there are no other rules based on it, and Al-Ahly is a professional and knows how things are going legally.
When asked, “Will the refereeing staff be from Africa or Europe?”, he replied: “This question is not clear to me, why do we not trust ourselves? The African referees are at the top and we all trust them. Motsebe is not his goal to destroy the ball in Africa, we are trying To build and develop football, there may be some difference and we are not there to satisfy one party at the expense of the other.”
Al-Ahly and Moroccan Wydad teams put forward in the Champions League final, after the first victory over ES Setif with four goals without a response, and the second on Petro Atletico in Angola with three goals against a goal, in the first leg matches.
Al-Ahly is preparing to face ES Setif, on Saturday, May 14, and Wydad will host Petro Atletico on Friday, at its Mohammed V stadium, in the framework of the second leg of the semi-finals of the African Champions League.