The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), has announced that it will decide on the CAF Champions League final appeals of Esperance of Tunisia and Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco on July 31st.
The sports court made this known in a media release it published on Monday.
The final, which was played in June, was abandoned due to row over the Video Assistance Referee (VAR).
Esperance were leading 1-0 in the second leg, making it 2-1 to their advantage on aggregate, before Wydad’s Walid El Karti’s header was disallowed for an infringement.
Wydad players insisted that the incident be reviewed on the VAR, but the technology was not made available by the home team, which prompted the visitors to walk off the pitch.
The Confederation of African Football’s Executive Committee ordered a replay of the game at a neutral venue, which Wydad rejected and filed an appeal to CAS, seeking to be awarded the trophy over the antics of the Tunisian side.
In its appeal, Wydad requested that CAF’s executive body’s decision be set aside, while they are declared winner of the competition.
Esperance requested that the decision be considered null and void in the appeal they filed. They also want the court to rule that they can keep the trophy, and be paid the prize money meant for the winner.