CAF Lifts Egyptian Referee’s Suspension Despite WAC-EST Match Mistakes

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Rabat – The Egyptian Football Association (EFA)  today announced that the Confederation of African Football  (CAF) has lifted the suspension on Egyptian Referee Gehad Grisha.

The referee was given a six month  suspension following his poor performance during the Wydad Casablanca-Esperance Tunis first leg of the CAF Champions League final on May 24.

During the now infamous  game, Grisha deprived Wydad of a legitimate goal and a penalty.

Following complaints from Morocco’s Royal Football Association as well as WAC, CAF handed a six-month suspension to the Egyptian referee.

Grisha’s suspension came after WAC sent a letter of complaint to CAF president, Ahmad Ahmad, in which the Moroccan club denounced the biased judgements made in the match against EST. The letter emphasized that the referee’s decision had changed the course of the game by denying them a valid goal and a penalty.

According to the Egyptian federation, Grisha will officiate games during the 2019 African Cup of Nations (CAN). The contintental tournament  will kick off on June 21 in Egypt.

Aissam Abdel Fattah, members  EFA’s referees committee said that “Grisha will join the referees camp in Cairo to be ready for Africa Cup of Nations.”

The reinstatement of Egyptian referee Gehad Grisha ahead of the CAN 2019 tournament, has prompted fans to question the integrity of the CAF governing body.  

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