Caf suspended the Algerian referee Mehdi Abid Charef following a controversial decision in the first leg of the African Champions League between Al Ahly and Esperance de Tunis (3-1) last Friday.
The African Football Confederation has decided to suspend the Algerian referee, Mehdi Abid Charef, following his appearance in the first leg of the 2018 African Champions League. Charef arbitration has angered the Sportive de Tunis Espresso, This prompted the Tunisian Football Federation to intervene with the African Confederation to demand suspension . Charef hissed two penalties that doubted and supported Al Ahly, and turned a blind eye to the attack of Al Ahly attackers, Walid Azaro against a defender from the East, even though he should have been deported. . Algeria will also be revoked from the 2018 World Cup Club due to suspension. This decision must revoke Tunisia's assistant referee, Anouar Hamila, from attending this competition because he is part of an African trio called to arbitrate in the United Arab Emirates.
2 players depend
Besides losing, Esperance Tunis left Egypt with two other bad news. Indeed, holders in this meeting, center back, Chamseddine Dhaouadi, and midfielder, Franck Kom, have received yellow cards and both will be suspended for the second leg due to a pile of boxes. The arbitration decision angered East coach Mouine Chaabani.
Al Ahly is waiting tomorrow in Tunis
Note that the Al Ahly team is expected to be tomorrow in Tunis for the final result, scheduled for Friday at the Rade Olympic Stadium. Club president Mohamed Youssef said the Red Devils would hold their first training session in Tunis at night, noting that the training would be held behind closed doors on the ground which would be agreed with the organizers without a public presence. or media to enable players to concentrate more on this decisive event. "We contacted our hotel in Tunis a few hours ago to let them know that no one, except Al Ahly delegation members, will be allowed to enter the hotel so as not to disturb the players. Because this match will be very difficult and requires special concentration," he said.