CAF Champions League participants Al Merreikh are hopping mad after Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane participated in the draw for the group stage.
Al Merreikh were drawn in the same group as Mosimane’s Al Ahly, alongside Mamelodi Sundowns and Al Hilal, also of Sudan.
Al Merreikh vice president, Adel Abugreisha has told Al-Hayah TV that choosing Mosimane to participate in the draw was a blunder by CAF.
“We lodged a protest to the Confederation of African Football, through an official letter, through President Hazem Mostafa, because of Mosimane picking the teams in the Champions League draw, and we have not received a response from CAF so far,” said Abugreisha.
“This has nothing to do with our relationship with the clubs, the matter is for the Confederation of African Football, Mosimane was an opponent and a referee in the draw, and this is happened for the first time. It’s unjust for the Al Ahly coach to take part in the draw.”