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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.