CAF puts an end to controversy over crisis between Morocco’s RS Belkan and Algeria’s USM Algiers

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has resolved the dispute over the crisis in the Confederation Cup semi-final match between Algeria’s USM Algiers and Morocco’s RS Belkan, confirming the Moroccan team as finalists.

Similar to the first leg, the return match, which was scheduled to be held in the city of Belkan last Sunday, was canceled due to protests by Algerian club USM Algiers over RS ​​Belkan’s jerseys, which featured maps of Western Sahara and Morocco. .

After two games were canceled, RS Belkan was deemed the winner of the two semi-finals with a score of 3-0, but USM Algiers and the Algerian Football Federation appealed this decision to CAF and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

In a statement posted on its website on Thursday, the Moroccan Football Federation confirmed that it had received a decision from the African Football Confederation Club Committee regarding the second leg of the Confederation Cup semi-final between Morocco’s RS Belkan and Algeria’s USM Algiers. A meeting was held yesterday Wednesday and the members unanimously decided to:

– USM Algiers lost by three goals.

– Refer the match file to the Disciplinary Committee for possible additional disciplinary action.

The Nahdet Belkan team has officially qualified for the Confederation Cup finals and will face Egypt’s Zamalek at the Municipal Stadium in Belkan on May 12th, with the return match to be played in Cairo on May 19th. .

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