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Burundian referee directs the African final between Al-Ahly and Kaizer Chiefs


The Confederation of African Football (CAF) settled on Burundian international Pacific Ndabehawinamena to manage the final of the African Champions League between Al-Ahly and Kaizer Chiefs of South Africa in the match that will bring them together on July 17 at the Mohammed V complex stadium in Casablanca, Morocco.


Ndabehawinamina is assisted by Elvis Guy of Cameroon and Ugandan Lee Okello as assistant referees, and Eric Attogo of Gabonese as fourth referee. In the video technology room, a Moroccan refereeing team led by Radwan Gaid, the Cameroon match observer today Abou Bakr and the Tunisian match coordinator Khaled Al-Maksher.


Al-Ahly club officials are following up on the file of the African Champions League final crisis and the developments of this crisis, which has exacerbated in the past days, after news spread about the possibility of Moroccan Wydad participating instead of Kaizer Chiefs in the final of the continental championship against Al-Ahly.


Al-Ahly qualified for the final of the African Champions League against Kaizer Chiefs of South Africa, and next July 17 was set as the date for the upcoming final at the Mohammed V complex in the Moroccan capital, Casablanca.


Al-Ahly qualified for the African final at the expense of Tunisia’s Esperance, by defeating it 4-0 in the total of the first and second matches, while Kaizer Chiefs qualified at the expense of Morocco’s Wydad by defeating it with a clean goal in Morocco, in the first leg and a negative draw in South Africa.


The past days witnessed exciting news about the possibility of excluding Kaizer Chiefs from the final match due to his inability to leave South Africa and play the final in Africa due to the spread of the fourth wave of the Corona virus in South Africa.


These reports indicated that CAF may use the Moroccan club to participate in the final of the tournament against Al-Ahly in the event that Kaizer Chiefs cannot compete in the final.


Al-Ahly officials recently opened an open line of communication with their counterparts in the African Union to know the developments of this crisis and the possibility of Wydad participating instead of Kaizer Chiefs.

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