Esperance Tunis had been crowned at the end of a final that turned into a fiasco.
The return leg of the African Champions League between Esperance Tunis and Wydad Casablanca will finally be replayed after the CAN-2019. The Moroccan club refused to end the match after challenging an arbitration decision.
It will have taken nearly two days of meetings for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to decide, Wednesday 5 June, on the fiasco of the final return of the African Football Champions League. The match, which put Espérance de Tunis and Wydad Casablanca on the line last Friday, will be replayed in full after CAN-2019announced the governing body of African football.
A decision that will undoubtedly cause some tension on the Tunisian side, since Esperance Tunis was crowned last Friday, after a meeting interrupted at the 58e minute of play, while Tunisians led 1 to 0 ( 1-1 one way). The club has already made it known that he did not intend to stop there.
Double punishment for ES Tunis
After an hour and a half of interruption, the end of the match was finally whistled without the game having resumed and the ES Tunis had received the trophy of the winner, to the general stupor.
This decision to replay the final return, which is more on neutral ground, was therefore perceived as a double penalty for supporters of Esperance Tunis. Some, who had gathered in Paris in front of the place where the executive committee of the CAF was held, "expressed their anger," reported our special correspondent Benoît Perrochais, who also noted that the police had proceeded to "some jets of tear gas" to calm the spirits.
Except for another rebound by then, the final return of this African Champions League already historic will be played after the 19 July, since the final of the African Cup of Nations will take place on that date.