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.