Al-Ahly of Egypt refuses to surrender regarding the final of the African Champions League and announces the escalation globally
Al-Ahly Club of Egypt announced today, Saturday, that it will continue the lawsuit before the International Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) against the award of the African Champions League final to the Moroccan Federation for the second time in a row, which contradicts justice between the competing teams.
Mahmoud Al-Khatib, President of Al-Ahly, said in a press conference today, Saturday, that his club is continuing the case procedures before the International Court of Arbitration for Sports and will not back down from it, even though things are over and Wydad won the African title.
He added, "This is the right of Al-Ahly club and the International Court is the only legitimate way, and therefore it was necessary for the board of directors to complete this step, and we affirm that we are not in conflict with the African Union, and our goal is all in the interest of African football."
Al-Khatib stressed that Al-Ahly was expecting (CAS) to refuse to postpone the final match of the African Champions League, and said: “Al-Ahly club presented the entire situation to one of the major international advisory offices in sports law, which stated that the club’s position in the lawsuit is not strong, because of the error committed by the Federation.” Egyptian football and the rubber regulations of the African Union.
He added, "It was necessary for us, whatever the results, to take the legitimate path to preserve the club's rights. We have already resorted to the International Sports Court. Court adjournment.
He explained that Al-Ahly is awaiting the results of the investigations of the Supreme Committee formed by Dr. Ashraf Sobhi, Minister of Youth and Sports, to investigate the disappearance of the Al-Kef letter to the Football Association on January 19, with the club taking all the ways to obtain its rights.
Al-Ahly of Egypt lost to Moroccan Wydad 2-0 in the final match, which was held at the Moroccan Wydad Stadium.
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