The Gambian Football Federation has officially lodged a complain at the Confederation of African football (CAF) and the West African football Union (WAFU) for the controversial penalty against them when they played host Ghana in the preliminary qualifying game of the 2017 WAFU tournament.
The Black Stars B team exhibited a sluggish performance and needed a 95th minute penalty converted by Vincent Atingah to win the match after Matarr Ceesay was adjudged to have handled the ball inside the box.
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The Gambian Football Federation released a statement on Monday announcing a successful petition at Africa’s Football governing body.
GAMBIA FA STATEMENT ON CAF PROTEST
The Gambia Football Federation has fulfilled it’s promise by lodging an official protest with WAFU following our total dismay in the manner in which our WAFU Cup of Nations match against Ghana was decided. In a letter addressed to the Chairman of the Competition’s Organising Committee and copied to the presidents of CAF, all WAFU member associations and the secretaries general of WAFU Zone A and B, the President Lamin Kabba Bajo urged both the regional and continental body to take necessary action and shouldn’t wait until another power house of African football to fall victim before redress is secured.
The GFF protest also made reference to two particular matches in which our National Teams were victimized by poor refereeing against Cameroon at the senior team and Guinea in the Under 20 categories. Against the former, the now infamous Lamptey was the culprit and went scot free until his actions caught up with him recently.