The Confederation of Africa Football CAF, has ordered for the replay of the CAF Champions league final between Wydad Athletic Club and holders Esperance of Tunis.
According to the African regulatory football body, the 2019 champions league final will be played on single leg in Egypt after the 2019 AFCON in July.
The decision was arrived at during a CAF Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, barley 5 days after the final was played.
The CAF Executive meeting was conducted in Paris France, during the 69th FIFA Congress and of which all the active CAF FA, representatives were in attendance, including the CAF executive committee members.
Defending Champions Esperance of Tunis were declared winners during the controversial final after players from Wydad refused to go on with the final after their equalizer was disallowed by Gambian referee ,Bakary Gasama.
Wydad requested the center referee to consult the VAR but their request fell on deaf ears.
The VAR had actually been set up in prelude to the game but was not used due to a malfunction.
The same system had been used during the first leg game in Tunisia and will be used during the replayed final in Egypt since the 2019 AFCON will make use of the technology.
This recent development means that Esperance of Tunis will be stripped from the trophy and will have to decide their fate once again against the Moroccan side on neutral grounds.
The record wining Tunisian champions have been given 72 hours to give CAF the trophy & medals back.
The debate on whether or not to replay the CAF champions league final has been a major bone of contention during the past days with emphasis laid on the future of VAR in Africa football.
This is the first time a CAF champions League final will be replayed on single leg and the very first on neutral ground.