CAIRO – The Confederation of African Football (Caf) Appeals Board on Sunday rejected the appeal by Wydad Athletic Club with respect to the second-leg final of the Champions League last season.
The Appeals Board therefore upheld and confirmed the decision taken by the Caf Disciplinary Board on August 7.
At its meeting at the Caf Headquarters in Cairo, the board cited the following among others for their decision:
“The board underlined the fact that the absence of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) has no legal effects whatsoever and that its sole purpose is to aid the referee to take the correct decision.
“The referee is vested with the power to have the final decision on the field of play since the start of the game, and that his decision is not up to review by the Appeal Board.