'CAF promised title if we played'

Wydad Casablanca president Said Naciri who claimed CAF officials promised them next season's African Champions League title has spoken out since the recent replay ruling.

The second leg tie of the Champions League final against Esperance was abandoned after Wydad players walked off to protest a disallowed goal that was not referred to the video assistant referee (VAR).
 
After a stoppage of around 90 minutes, the Tunisian champions were declared the winners of Africa's elite club competition by referee Bakary Gassama.
 
"All the officials without any exceptions bargained with us; they offered us to continue the match and promised that we will win the title next season in return; that offer I rejected," El-Nasrie told a Moroccan TV this week.
 
"I told them that we only ask for our rights and for fair play. I said, you informed us that VAR technology would be used in the return match like what happened in the first leg, and if not, you should have told us."
 
CAF have since confirmed the executive committee came to the unanimous decision that the fixture between the North African giants will be replayed after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
 
However, Naciri claims they have yet to rececive any notice from the federation.
 
"We haven't received any written decision yet - we have only just read the Caf decision online so we are waiting for their official letter," he told BBC Football.
 
"Then we will call for a meeting with our lawyers and discuss their decision legally. Then we will announce our final decision."

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