9 February 2013

Burkina Faso: 'We Don't Have the Power to Overturn Referees Decision' - CAF

Photo: 2010 FIFA OC
CAF President Issa Hayatou.

Following the recent incident on the Burkinabe footballer who was given a Red Card by Tunisian referee Slim Jdidi, who has since been suspended by CAF.

Burkina Faso hopes in bringing back Jonathan Pitroipa to the field of play for the final against Nigeria. The Stallion's danger man was controversially sent off in the semi-finals against Ghana.

"We have appealed to Confederation of African Football", media officer Gaberial Nacoulma told BBC Sport.

However, CAF Secretary - General, El Amrani told a news conference in Johannesburg on Thursday that his body was unhappy with the standard of officiating in the Nelspruit semi-final. "We would have expected a better standard", he said.

"There is a meeting (on Friday) to discuss the Pritroipa incident", he added.

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