Because of the referee, the atmosphere was tense before the match between Wydad and Al-Ahly in the African Champions League


Moroccan press reports circulated the anger of the Wydad Casablanca fans at the appointment of Zambian referee Gianni Sikazwe to manage the team’s match against Al-Ahly this evening in the semi-final first-leg of the African Champions League.

The Moroccan Wydad fans are dominated by the bad memories of the Zambian referee, especially in the African Champions League final match against Esperance last year, where he was in charge of the control room at Rades stadium.

Reports indicated that Wydad fans refuse to choose the referee to manage the match and are pressuring Saeed Nassiri, club president, to inform CAF of his position on the referee.

The Wydad fans also recalled that the referee was suspended by CAF two years ago due to the bribery scandal in the match between Esperance de Tunis and Primero de Augusto of Angola in the Champions League semi-finals.

It is worth noting that attribution the match to me Sikazui is afraid of him, given his past black In leading important matches in the African championships, whether between Al-Ahly fans or Moroccan Wydad.


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