Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
CAF Suspends Semifinal Ref
Press Association, February 8th, 2013 1:53PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  african nations cup

MOST COMMENTED

Following strong criticism of his performance in the Africa Cup of Nations semifinal between Brukina Faso and Ghana (which Burkina Faso won 3-2 on penalties), referee Slim Jdidi from Tunisia has been suspended for a “period yet to be determined” by the Confederation of African Football.

Among Jdidi’s more questionable decisions: sending off Burkina Faso’s Jonathan Pitroipa for diving in overtime (it looked like he was tripped), ruling out a legitimate Prejuce Nakoulma goal, and giving Ghana a debatable penalty. After the game, Burkina Faso coach Paul Put described Jdidi’s performance as “scandalous.”

In a press conference, CAF general secretary Hicham El Amrani said: "The CAF is not happy with the refereeing of the match," El Amrani told a media briefing. We know that they (the referees) can make mistakes but he would hope for a better level of officiating.” He added that Burkina Faso was likely to fail in its appeal of Pitroipa’s dismissal unless Jdidi owned up to his mistake in his game report.

The African Nations Cup final between Nigeria and Burkina Faso will be held on Sunday in Johannesburg. Because Jdidi admitted his red card to Pitroipa was an error, Pitroipa will not be suspended for the finals.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Creighton shuts down Jordan Morris    
No. 24 Creighton got goals by freshman Ricky Lopez-Espin and Fabian Herbers to beat No. 13 ...
Redknapp to Sign Two-Year QPR Extension    
Despite losing his first three games of the season, Queens Park Rangers coach Harry Redknapp revealed ...
Hernandez, Juve Agree Personal Terms    
The Corriere dello Sport on Friday reported that Juventus has agreed personal terms with Manchester United ...
Cambiasso Joins Leicester City     
Former Inter Milan midfielder Esteban Cambiasso on Friday officially joined Premier League club Leicester City. The ...
Fringe Players' Pay Could Derail Man United Transfer Plans    
Following the British record $99 million arrival of Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid, Manchester United ...
Chelsea's Torres Wants AC Milan Move     
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is said to be closing in on a move to AC Milan ...
Report: Gunners Favorite to Sign Falcao on Loan     
ESPN on Thursday reported that AS Monaco has made sought-after striker Radamel Falcao available for a ...
Xabi Alonso Transfer Raises Question Marks in Germany    
Xabi Alonso's 10 million-euro ($13.2 million) transfer from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich has been met ...
Rooney Named England Captain     
Roy Hodgson on Thursday named Wayne Rooney captain of England following the retirement of former captain ...
Van Basten Exhibits 'Severe Symptoms'; Leaves AZ Indefinitely     
Netherlands and AC Milan legend Marco van Basten on Thursday mysteriously left his post as AZ ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives