Al-Ahly, the holder of the African Champions League, announced that he will play the final match of the competition at the end of this month in any stadium, but this will not prevent him from continuing to resort to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
In recent days, Al-Ahly objected to the late decision of the African Union (CAF) to hold the final in Morocco against Wydad Casablanca, and demanded that it be held in a neutral stadium in order to equal opportunities.
Despite the protests, CAF maintained its position on holding the match on May 30, and justified that it had received two requests earlier to host the final from Morocco and Senegal, while Egypt did not request the organization.
Al-Ahly said in a statement, after an urgent meeting of the board of directors today, Sunday, that it had decided “to play the final match of the Champions League in any stadium within the African continent, based on the value of Al-Ahly club and its history.”
He added, "Al-Ahly club adheres to its legitimate rights to ask the African Union to implement many controls for holding the match to ensure the minimum level of justice between the two competing teams."
Al-Ahly confirmed his pride in his good relationship with all Moroccan clubs, and said that they are not a party to the crisis, and that the club's position is directed against CAF only.
The record holder in winning the African Championship 10 times said that he will continue to file the case with the Court of Sports, and will also hold a press conference after the final to reveal the scenes of the CAF decision, "which is not consistent with the rules of fair play."
Al-Ahly won the title last year after defeating the South African Kaizer Chiefs in a final match also held in Morocco.Keywords: