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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have reportedly ordered a replay for the first round Champions League tie between Zamalek and Generation Foot after the recent controversy.
CAF initially declared Zamalek as winners to advance to the group stages of Africa’s elite club competition after Generation Foot refused to partake in the postponed second leg fixture in Alexandria.
According to CAF rulings, a fixture cannot be postponed 24 hours before kickoff but the White Knights made the decision to move the game from the Borg Al Arab Stadium from the Petrosport Stadium in Cairo.
As a result, the Senegalese champions stated they were to return home and the five-time Champions were delcared 3-0 winners, overturning the 2-1 result of the first leg in Dakar.
Abdul Musa – عبدالقادر موسى
The CAF inter-club competitions organizing committee have decided to replay the 2nd-leg match between Zamalek and Generation Foot in Cairo. The winner will be placed in pot 2 in tomorrow’s group stage draw. #TotalCAFCL
3:26 PM – Oct 8, 2019 · Paddington, London
Now according to reports in Egypt, CAF have informed both club’s a replay of the second leg will take place in Cairo and the winner will be placed in pot two in tomorrow evening’s Champions League draw.
CAF Champions League draw pots:
Pot 1: Esperance (Tunisia), TP Mazembe (DRC), Wydad (Morocco), Al Ahly (Egypt)
Pot 2: Sundowns (SA), Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia), Zamalek (Egypt) / Generation Foot (Senegal), USM Alger (Algeria)
Pot 3: Raja Casablanca (Morocco), Zesco (Zambia), AS Vita (DR Congo), Al Hilal (Sudan)
Pot 4: Primeiro (Angola), FC Platinum (Zim), Petro Luanda (Angola), JS Kabylie (Algeria)
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