Al-Ahly has not finished giving the Confederation of African Football (CAF) a hard time. The Cairo club had gone out of its way not to play the Champions League final in Morocco despite CAF’s decision to maintain the match against Wydad Athletic Club (WAC) at the Mohammed V Sports Complex in Casablanca. Forced to comply with the decisions, the Egyptian giant wanted to impose its conditions to take part in this confrontation.
Al-Ahly responded to CAF which confirmed Tuesday the holding of the final of the African Champions League in Casablanca by setting many conditions.
In response to the confirmation, the Red Devils filed a formal complaint with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and have since made six demands to African football’s governing body, including one request that 50% of the stadium be awarded Al-Ahly supporters asking for emergency visas.
Moreover, the club in which Badr Banoun evolves demands close security for all its elements present in the stadium.
— Al Ahly SC 🇬🇧 (@AlAhlyEnglish) May 17, 2022
Al Ahly also insists on having competent referees, who have never been subject to any complaint or controversy in all CAF competitions. Finally, the Cairo club wants European referees to be present at the VAR. The Egyptian management would like to have an answer within 72 hours.
Al-Ahly and Wydad de Casablaca will therefore face each other on May 30, 2022 at the Mohammed V stadium in Casablanca. The Egyptian club is looking for an 11th LDC CAF crown, its 3rd in a row. Wydad, for its part, is looking for its 3rd African C1 title, after winning that of 2017.