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Source: BBC Esperance have been ordered to return the African Champions League trophy and to replay the second leg of the final.The Tunisian side led 1-0 in Saturday’s second leg but Moroccan opponents Wydad Casablanca left the pitch after an equaliser they scored was disallowed.Wydad wanted the video assistant referee to check if the goal should stand but the system was not working.The Confederation of African Football (Caf) said the second leg will be replayed at a neutral venue.The 1-1 draw from the first leg in Morocco stands.The replay will be after the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, which ends on 19 July.A Caf statement said “conditions of game and safety were not met” in the second leg and made clear Esperance players must return their winners’ medals as well as the trophy.Play in the second leg was halted after Wydad thought they had equalised on 59 minutes through Walid El Karti’s header. It was disallowed for an infringement.The VAR system was visible on the side of the pitch but the players had not been told it was not in use because of a malfunction.The referee eventually awarded the victory to three-time champions Esperance after a 95-minute delay.Wydad’s president said the club was “the victim of a scandal” and Caf subsequently called an Executive Committee meeting where the decision to replay the game was made.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — Artist Erv Lewandowski continues to dazzle with his colored pencils.The esteemed artist had his piece “Cascading Water XV’ accepted into the International Guild of Realism’s 13th Annual Juried Exhibition in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event features some of the top work from pastel, charcoal, graphite, water color, and colored pencil artists in the world.Each art piece that is entered into the competition is judged by two different juries, raising the stakes for each artist that submits. Lewandowski knew his piece was special, but now he is sure of it.“The Chicago experience came around and they selected it and then I knew we had a piece that was sort of special,” said Lewandowski. “You wait for those. They don’t come everyday and then when you go to submit to the big one, the guild of realism show, which to me is one of the top shows that I can get involved in, and when they selected it, I knew I’ve got a winner.”The exhibition will run from October 5th through the 29th at the Sugarman-Peterson Gallery in Santa Fe.Learn more about Erv by checking out his website www.erwinplewandowski.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious History Channel’s ‘American Pickers’ Looking for Large Collections in MichiganNext What’s Trending for July 27