Sunday Jun 26, 2022. 13:00
CAF president Patrice Motsepe recently opened up on the issue of Morocco hosting the CAF Champions League final last month which caused a stir in the African football fraternity.
When it was revealed that Morocco would be the destination of the CCL final, former Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane lamented the decision and directed his frustration at CAF.
He suggested that the federation did not do enough to ensure that the coveted final be played on neutral grounds, as the Egyptians faced Wydad Casablanca on home soil.
Now though, speaking at his meeting with SANEF, Motsepe mentioned that he understands Al Ahly’s frustration about Morocco hosting the CCL Champions League final and that he will look into reverting back to having a two-legged finals in CAF competitions.
“But let me tell you, the concern from Al Ahly that they were being disadvantaged is a legitimate and a fair concern,” Motsepe said as per Times Live.
“The only problem I had was I cannot be a president that disregards and ignores rules and regulations and decisions that were taken.
“We’re going to fix that. This will never happen again,” Motsepe said regarding two-legged finals.
“It’s something I inherited and I could not change. The decision was taken before me.
We’ll have a two-legged final because again, can you imagine the supporters of Al Ahly in Egypt and of course my favourite coach Pitso (Mosimane and former Ahly coach)?”