Ismael Kiyonga | Kawowo Sports

Esperance are set to contest the Confederation of African Football (CAF) decision for the replay of the Champions League.

The Tunisian giants were declared winners of the most lucrative club competition on the continent after Morocco’s Wydad walked off the pitch in protest of their ‘legit’ disallowed goal in the second leg.

But CAF, following an emergency executive meeting in Paris on Wednesday, ordered that the second leg be replayed in a neutral nation yet to be decided, something that hasn’t gone well with Esperance and have called for a meeting to challenge the decision.

The hope of Tunis will organise an emergency meeting in the coming days to challenge this decision to the competent international authorities and take all necessary measures to legally defend its rights.

Esperance was leading the game in Tunis 1-0 and 2-1 on aggregate and neither of their players nor did coach contested the goal Wydad scored.

During the period of the stoppage that lasted for over an hour, Esperance players stayed on the bench and often seen getting tactics from the technical bench in case there could be a continuation.


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