The referees are not at the party at the beginning of Afcon! This morning, on this blog, I have issued a yellow card to Ethiopia which has achieved a great performance yesterday by a draw against Zambia (1-1).
But the fault of the Ethiopian goalkeeper Jemal Tassew winger who assaulted Zambia Chisamba Lungu outside his surface really hurt me and reminded me of bad memories. He was immediately excluded. And it was deserved. I even put a yellow card to the Ethiopian coach, Sewnet Bishaw who finds that his player did not deserve a red card. "I do not think that the exclusion was deserved, this is why our fans were angry. They were not against their national team, but against the referee. "
Tonight I go out for a second yellow card for Didier Six. Of course, I witnessed the victory of the Côte d'Ivoire against Togo by two goals to one. I keep saying I am for my homeland! I want this win to my friend Didier Drogba! But I congratulate the Hawks for their beautiful game. Yes, they made us afraid ... But I do not like the reaction of the Togolese coach Didier Six. He's pissed because he believes that goal which was denied by the referee in Togo was valid! - It was marked by head by Nibombé. It's true, he could change the course of the game.
But there is a will and must accept his decision. I regret that he has left the press conference after the match, slamming the door! Didier has seen further, he must better control himself! He had harsh words: "What I want to say, I'd be a fake-ass. I think my team deserved better than that. There are rules of football that were not met in the game. Good evening. "I also find that the attacker Jonathan Ayité was inflated of tackling his own coach, Didier Six, then, in the same press conference:" He has made changes that have not proven fee. It is demeaning to turn to arbitration, they are facts of the game. Even with that, we must know how to preserve the result. "
In Togo, the defeat is a matter of state! Bakalawa Fofana, the Togolese Minister of Sports has also publicly stated that the referee had lost the Hawks: "The Hawks were discouraged by the goal disallowed by the referee. I do not understand why he refused this worthy goal. It is himself that whistled before the corner was taken. It's crazy. After our men were demotivated. "
I hope the referees will be less attacked in the coming matches.
Ethiopia and Togo are bad losers? They have both missed a feat. It is safe ... But to do everything wear on the back of the referee ...
Basile Boli. 01/22/2013
Never two without three! Tonight is Vahid Halilhodzic, the coach who was beaten by Tunisia who addresses arbitration claiming to have been injured in a penalty!. "We were a little naive at times; why not fault immediately when he dribbled? I do not understand the decision of the arbitration on the fault on Feghouli: if it is not red card and penalty, I know nothing about football. For me, this is obvious. I do not say that arbitration is the cause of our defeat; my subjectivity also told me that my team does not deserve this defeat. There are still two matches, there is hope. The other hope is that our quality of game. I have not seen any other team play and create opportunities as we did, but we missed success. "Oh no Vahid, not that kind of argument!!!