Controversial Egyptian referee to whistle Liberia vs Togo match
BY Sylvester Worwee
CAF has appointed controversial referee Gehad Grisha for Liberia's crucial 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Togo on June 5.
The Egyptian center referee was sent home by CAF after he awarded Zambia a dubious penalty against Nigeria at the South Africa 2013 Cup of Nations.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) subsequently dispatched a strongly-warded protest to the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
CAF has ostensibly ruled in favour of the NFF and Grisha was sent home from the Afcon.
An official of CAF confirmed the ruling , stating “He (Grsha) has been sent home. He will have no further action at this Nations Cup. His decisions did not tally with best practices of the refereeing profession and we would not allow anyone to start re-writing the rules of the game here,” said the official.
A top CAF official was also quoted as saying; the referee committee was totally dissatisfied with Ghead's mishandling of the match and as a result suspended the Egyptian from the 2013 nation’s cup.