Ahly make 4 decisions ahead of CAFCL final

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With just a week left before the contentious CAF Champions League final takes place in Morocco, finalists Al Ahly have announced four decisions taken by the club's board ahead of the fixture.

The upcoming CAFCL final, set to be held on Monday 30 May, has been fraught with controversy in recent weeks, with the Egyptian giants having protested against the staging of the match at the Mohammed V Stadium in Morocco.

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The Red Devils first complained about the matter to CAF, who later maintained their decision on the host venue. The 10-time winners of the competition have since escalated the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) .

The Cairo club held a board meeting on Sunday, led by club president Mahmoud El Khatib, and four resolutions were made with regard to the CAFCL final. 

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They are as follows, per a statement on the team's official website:

"1- The club will proceed in the case in front of CAS regardless of its future consequences, aiming for promoting justice aside from any unreal rumours of disputes with other clubs that we have good relations with, especially since CAF did not respond to our legitimate demands that we sent four days ago.

"2- Al Ahly will fund the fans' one-day trips to Morocco with 3 000 EGP per person, in co-ordination with the national tourism companies Lucky Tours and Master Travel, who are assigned to organise the trips of our fans to attend the CAF Champions League final. The club would like to thank Dr Ashraf Sobhy, the Egyptian minister of youth and sports, for approving payment of the funds from the club's budget.

"3- The club categorically stands against any attempts to create any disputes with Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco as the club appreciates the strong friendly ties with all the Moroccan clubs and its officials. The club stresses that the current dispute with CAF is due to the contradictory reasons behind their decision regarding the venue of the 2022 CAF Champions League final.

"4- Mahmoud El Khatib, the club's president, will head our delegation to Morocco and the coaching staff will decide the travelling date."

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