Referee sent packing for robbing Nigeria

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments


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THE Confederation of African Football, CAF, has ruled that Egyptian referee, Ghead Grisha will take no further part in Afcon 2013 Africa Nations Cup following a dismal performance in a Group C encounter between Nigeria and Zambia in Nespruit last Friday.

Grisha awarded a dubious penalty kick against Nigeria in a 1-1 draw with Zambia and his action has remained a talking point in the competition.

Nigerian players and officials had complained that the Referee’s Committee of Afcon should show fairplay to the Eagles as a result of perceived bias calls from Grisha which some believe were meant to keep Zambia, the defending champions, in the competition as far as possible.

However, CAF did not come out with a statement on Grisha but the name of the Egyptian referee is not among the officials due to perform at the quarter final of the competition.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has cautioned the players from making categorical statement on referees.

‘’At a competition like this our players should play to avoid controversy,’’ Barrister Musa Amadu, NFF Secretary General, said.

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