Ahead of the CAF Champions League final last night (Monday), Egyptian Premier League team Al Ahly issued a complaint against the Confederation of African Football (CAF) surrounding the ticketing process.
Al Ahly ultimately lost the final to Morocco’s Botolo Pro 1 side Wydad Casablanca 2-0, with two goals from Zouheir El Moutaraji.
However, the build-up to the game was marred by controversy, as the final was played at Wydad’s home ground, the 67,000-capacity Stade Mohammed V (pictured). This was coupled with ticketing issues, with Al Ahly claiming the club did not receive over 2,500 of its 10,000 ticket allocation.
A statement from the Egyptian club also revealed that purchasing tickets online was only allowed for Moroccan fans.
Before the match yesterday, Al Ahly said in a statement: “Al Ahly sent a letter on Sunday to CAF regarding some issues related to the organisational process of the CAF Champions League final, scheduled on Monday night.
“Al Ahly’s letter to CAF highlighted that CAF did not respond to our demands particularly with regard to the distribution of the CAF Champions League final tickets.
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