Africa: Did Poor Officiating Mar Afcon?

Afcon 2013 has come and gone leaving question marks on the level and quality of officiating in African football.

  • Rwanda:  CAF Incompetence Exposed Again!

    Rwanda Focus, 17 February 2013

    Away from the thrilling action on the pitch, the refereeing at the just ended African Nations Cup left a lot to be desired. Shockingly, however, CAF president Issa Hayatou's ... read more »

CAF President Issa Hayatou.

  • Africa:  Referees to Be Defends By CAF

    Africa Top Sports, 10 February 2013

    The African Cup of Nations a lot of controversial refereeing performances should not detract from an overall improvement in the standard of officiating, Issa Hayatou, said by the ... read more »

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

    Africa Top Sports, 9 February 2013

    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. read more »

  • Africa:  Hayatou Defends Referees

    Africa Top Sports, 8 February 2013

    Coaches and players have been angry about bizarre refereeing performances at several key matches at the tournament in South Africa but Issa Hayatou, the president of the ... read more »

  • Africa:  Refereeing Scandal (analysis)

    Cameroon Tribune, 8 February 2013

    The Africa Cup of Nations is a soccer show. It is a rendez-vous to showcase talent, cultural diversity and patriotism. read more »