Al-Ahly asks the “CAF” to hold the CAF Champions League final in a neutral stage

Cairo: the Al-Ahly Club of Egypt today sent a letter to Patrice Motsepe, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), calling for the final match of the African Champions League to take place in a neutral country, far from the four teams in competition in the semi-finals of the tournament. It was recently reported that the African Union is granting Morocco the right to host the final match. Egypt’s Al-Ahly and Morocco’s Wydad were close to qualifying for the final, after the Egyptian team defeated Algeria host ES Setif in the first leg yesterday, while Wydad defeated their host Petro Atletico from Angola 3/1. Al-Ahly said in his letter, signed by Mahmoud Al-Khatib, the president of the cluband posted on its official website today, Sunday, that since “K” hasn’t announced the country that will host the Champions League final, so far, which is something everyone was waiting for an early announcement, before clarity of vision and reduction in the number of teams in competition with only four; He is currently competing in the semi-finals of the tournament. The club he asked for full justice, realizing the principle of equal opportunities and playing the aforementioned game in a neutral stadium, and it would not be fair to give preference to one side for the holding of the final in their own country and among its fans at the expense of the other party, especially as this contradicts the rules of fair play. The club Al-Ahly stressed his great confidence in the justice of the African Union and in the professional handling of matters in in order to preserve the rights of the four teams. (Dpa)