The WAC-EST final continues to make a splash. The Disciplinary Committee at the CAF will meet Wednesday, August 7 to review the case, reports the Tunisian federation in a statement posted on social networks this Monday, August 5.
And to add that “the Disciplinary Committee sent correspondence to EST Sunday, August 4, 2019 to announce that a file has been opened on the possible transgression of Articles 82, 83 and 151 of the Disciplinary Code of the CAF”. All parties will attend this meeting scheduled for Wednesday.
Recall that in a statement issued Wednesday, July 31, the CAS Panel in charge of this case had considered that the Executive Committee of the CAF was not competent to order that the final return is replayed and decided to annul the impugned decision.
In a statement made public, the CAF had indicated that “in the context of the file relating to the respective appeals of the Wydad Athlétic Club (Morocco) and Espérance Sportive de Tunis (Tunisia) against the decision of the Executive Committee of the CAF of 5 June 2019 to replay the second leg of the CAF Champions League final 2018-2019; the CAS rendered a partial award on July 31, 2019”.
“The formation of the CAS annulled the decision of June 5, 2019 for reasons of form only. The arbitration panel decided to let CAF’s competent bodies decide on disciplinary matters, including the decision to replay the second leg of the CAF Champions League final, if necessary,” the statement added.
Disputed at the Olympic Stadium Radès (suburbs of Tunis), this final had a chaotic end following the injustice which the referee of the meeting, the Gambian Bakary Gassama, was guilty. He had indeed refused to grant the equalizer of WAC scored by Walid Karti in the 59th minute for a supposed offside without the possibility of resorting to the defective VAR to confirm its perfect regularity.