Al Ahly Files Complaint To CAF Against Match Referee During Sundowns Match


Al Ahly Files Complaint To CAF Against Match Referee During Sundowns Match

By Uche Dozie

Al Ahly SC officially made a complaint to CAF about Senegal referee Maguette Ndiaye following his unsatisfactory performance in the game against Mamelodi Sundowns in the CAF Champions League yesterday, reports.

The club complained of some poor refereeing decision from the Senegalese referee citing some examples to the fact.

The Egyptian club claimed mistakes were made by the centre referee in the game. One of which was “the penalty kick that was not counted for Al-Ahly striker “Mohamed Sharif”, which with its calculation required the dismissal of the Sun Downs goalkeeper who used excessive force against the Al-Ahly player inside the penalty area.”

The statement says the referee failed to protect the Red Devils despite violence from Sundown players.

“The referee announced the yellow card to Al-Ahly players three times. One of them is for defender “Badr Bannon” before 20 minutes have passed; Under the pretext of wasting time, which is contrary to logic; Because it is unreasonable for a player to waste time at this time of the match.” The statement made in Arabic, but translated said.

The club suggested that VAR be introduced by CAF to curb the challenges.

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