CAS declare winners of 2019 CCL

CAF Champions League

Tunisian giants Esperance have been reinstated as the winners of the 2019 CAF Champions League by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

After the first leg of the final between the Tunisian champions and Wydad Casablanca ended in a 1-1 draw in Rabat, the return leg in Tunis ended in controversy.

Esperance were initially declared winners following a refusal by Wydad Casablanca to resume play following an issue with VAR.

However, the Confederation of African Football later ruled the second leg must be replayed in a neutral venue to decide the champions after appeals from the Moroccan outfit.

Both sides turned to CAS in outrage of the decision and now the Tunisian side have officially confirmed that they have been awarded their fourth African Champions League title.

Moïne Chaâbani's side who have now secured back-to-back titles will contest in the 2019 CAF Super Cup and the Club World Cup in December.