Espérance Sportive de Tunis decalred CAF champions league winner by CAS

Espérance Sportive de Tunis winner of CAF Champions League as Moroccan Wydad AC withdraws over VAR unavailability. [Photo: Internet]

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.

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