Champions League Final: CAF Suspend Referee After Poor Officiating

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After the Royal Moroccan Football Federation filed a complaint to CAF against Gehad Grisha, the football governing body has moved to suspend the Egyptian referee.

Grisha was the center referee in the first leg of the CAF Champions League final between Wydad Casablanca and Espérance de Tunis, which ended in a 1-1 draw in Morocco.

The game was marred by controversial calls as the referee went to the VAR twice, the first time to rule out a goal for the hosts due to a handball in the build-up to the goal, before not awarding Wydad a penalty in the 57th minute after consulting the VAR.

A red card was also shown to Wydad’s midfielder Brahim Nakach after picking up two yellow cards in only five minutes. The second leg of the final is slated for Saturday 1st June at the Radès Olympic Stadium, Tunisia in a 12 AM (EAT) kick off.

Papa Gassama has been appointed to officiate the second leg.

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