The Confederation of African Football has suspended an Egyptian referee, Gehad Grisha after controversy in the first-leg of the African Champions League final, where hosts Wydad Casablanca were denied a penalty and had a goal disallowed.
The move came after the Moroccan Football Federation lodged a complaint against Grisha’s decisions during a Friday match pitting Wydad against Esperance Tunis.
Grisha ruled out a goal for the hosts, Wydada Casablanca and denied them a penalty after VAR replays.
“The referee’s committee of the Confederation of Football has decided to suspend Grisha for a period of six months due to his poor performance,” the CAF said in a statement on Tuesday, May 28.
The first leg of the CAF Champions League Final in Rabat ended in a 1-1 draw.
The return match is scheduled to be held on May 31, in the stadium of Rades in Tunis.
Grisha was referee during the 2018 World Cup in Russia.