Top Egyptian referee Gehad Grisha has been suspended by the CAF following allegations of “poor performance” in the first leg of the Champions League final between Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca and Tunisia’s Esperance.
Grisha is suspended for six months after a complaint was made by the Moroccan Football Federation led by their President Faouzi Lekjaa about decisions he made when Wydad Casablanca hosted Esperance in Morocco last week.
The Moroccan FA raised the issue with CAF stating Grisha disallowed a goal for Wydad and failed to award them a penalty, with both decisions made after consulting with VAR.
Wydad’s Captain, Ibrahim Nakash was sent off with two yellow cards in five minutes at the Stade Moulay Abdallah in Rabat.
CAF’s statement read: “CAF decided to suspend the Egyptian referee Gehad Grisha for six months due to his poor performance at the first of leg of Champions League final match between Wydad Casablanca and Esperance de Tunis which ended 1-1 in Morocco last Friday.
“The Moroccan Football Federation sent a complaint against Grisha yesterday after huge anger and demands of Wydad board and fans from the performance of the Egyptian referee that may cost the Moroccans the CL title as they think.”
The second leg will take place on Friday at the Olympic Stadium in Tunis, with the scores level at 1-1 after a controversial first game.
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