Saturday , July 24 2021

CAF – Champions League First Match: Algerian Referee Mehdi Abid Charef Paused

The CAF has suspended Algerian Referee Mehdi Abid Charef after Al-Ahly and Esperance de Tunis (3-1) on Friday made controversial decisions in the first leg of the African Champions League.

The African Football Association has decided to suspend Algerian referee Mehdi Abid Charef when he appeared at the first leg of the 2018 African Champions League. Charef's arbitration has sparked Espérance Sportive de Tunisia, which called on the Tunisian Football Association to intervene in the Afghan Confederation to demand it to be suspended. Charef blamed two suspicious punishments for Al Ahly and followed his eye to attacking Al Ahly's striker Walid Azaron against the defender to the east where he should have been expelled. Algeria is also deprived of the 2018 Club World Cup because it has been suspended. This decision should deprive Tunisia's assistant referee Anouar Hamila of being in the race because he was part of the African trio, who was called to settle in the United Arab Emirates.

2 players are hanging
In addition to the defeat, Esperance Tunis left two other bad news in Egypt. Indeed, the holders of that meeting, the central party, chamseddine dhaouadi and midfielder, Franck Kom, received a yellow card, and both are both suspended for the return side. The arbitrators' decisions that angered Eastern coach Mouine Chaabani.

Al Ahly is waiting for tomorrow in Tunisia
Note that the Al Ahly team is expected tomorrow in Tunisia for the final return, which will be held on Friday at the Olympic Stadium Rades. Club President Mohamed Youssef said the Red Devils will hold their first training in Tunis in the evening and point out that training is organized behind closed doors on a table agreed with the organizers without the public's presence. and not the media that gives gamers a greater focus on this crucial event. "We contacted we would feel our hotel a few hours ago to let them know that no one except members of the Al Ahly delegation can enter the hotel so they will not interfere with the players because this match is very difficult and requires special focus," he said.

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