Simba, Wydad to play off for Champions League spot
The Confederation of African Football says Tanzania’s Simba FC
and Wydad Casablanca of Morocco will play a one-off match in
neutral Cairo to decide which club replaces disqualified TP Mazembe
in the group stage of the African Champions League.
Africa’s ruling body says the playoff will take place at the
Egyptian capital’s Petrosport Stadium on May 28.
Defending African club champion TP Mazembe of Congo was
disqualified from the tournament last weekend for fielding an
ineligible player in its last 32 tie with Simba in April. Mazembe
went on to beat Wydad in the last 16.
Mazembe, a four-time African champion and winner of the last two
Champions League titles, said it would appeal its disqualification
from the continent’s top club competition.