Eq Guinea complain about disallowed goal


First Tunisia, now Equatorial Guinea. The afcon hosts have lodged an official protest to CAF over a cancelled goal in Saturday’s opening Group A match against Congo.

The match was a 1-1 draw, but skipper Emilio Nsue’s lobbed effort in the 74th minute was ruled for offside by referee Bakary Papa Gassama from Gambia.

Gassama was African Referee of the Year 2013 and 2014, but even the best make mistakes.

Television replays showed it was a poor decision and the Equatorial Guinea football federation (Feguifut) are so upset they have talked of conspiracies on the official government official website that this decision was made to stop the home country from reaching the last-eight of the tournament.

The statement said experts have reviewed several times the video of that goal and said it should have stood.

Interestingly, Congo coach Claude Le Roy alleged their performance against Equatorial Guinea was affected because they were deliberately held up in traffic on their way to the stadium hours to the kick-off.

Equatorial Guinea resume their Group A campaign against Burkina Faso, who lost 2-0 to Gabon in their opening game.

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