FIFA should check on Thursday 21st April appeal Presented by the FAF against Bakary Gassama, the referee of the match between Algeria and Cameroon. Again on this case in three points.
On March 29, Algeria hosted Cameroon in the second leg of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Building on their 1-0 success in Douala, the Greens were intent on confirming at Tchaker, their legendary stadium where they had never before. Lost.
With the long-goal advantage, the task seemed within reach of Djamel Belmadi’s players. Everything comes together for a big party. The Tchaker Stadium in Blida, a symbol of Indiana’s success, was filled with Algerian fans, many of whom came from far away and spent the night in Blida.
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At 22 minutes, it’s cold. Against the course of the game, Cameroon scored their first goal through Chobu Moting, who received the ball with the right foot, a ball that the Algerian defense did not do well.
This act was marred by a blatant mistake in the beginning on Issa Mendi, who hindered the intervention of Algerian goalkeeper Rais M’Bolhi. Despite the protests of the Algerian players, the referee Bakari Jasama The goal is achieved. The tone is set. Concerns about biased arbitration were confirmed.
Thus, Cameroon returned to the race to qualify. Everything must be done again for Algeria that must be registered to pass. The match ended 1-0 in favor of Cameroon at the end of regular time. extra time. In 98′, Islam Slimani won in the air over Cameroonian rivals. After consulting the VAR, referee Bakari Jasama disallowed the goal for lack of a hand.
But Algeria continues to pay. At 118, defender Ahmed Touba equalized with an unstoppable header and put Algeria back on the road to the World Cup. In the stands, it’s an explosion of joy. Greens have come a long way, but the hardest part is yet to come. Referee Gasama adds four minutes of overtime.
As the Algerians celebrate their qualification in the stands, Toko Ekambi capitalizes on the chaos and scores the winning goal for Cameroon. Shock and disbelief among the Algerians. The dream of the world evaporates.
2- Algeria seizes FIFA against division
The final whistle was to be the start of a television series that could have its finale on Thursday (April 21st), with the examination of the appeal lodged by the Algerian Football Federation on Thursday (March 31st) against him. Referee Jasama And his mistakes in the referee that affected the final result of the match.
” We made a case. We have requested an investigation by FIFA into the technical aspects during the match that had an impact on the result. There is evidence that the judging was not impartial and honest FAF chief Sharafeddine Amara said on April 6.
The Algerian federal authority’s file includes videos of disputed actions that could have worked in Algeria’s favour. In the wake of the Algerian Federation’s complaint against Kisma, voices calling for the match to be replayed increased. But architecture does not appear to be the best in terms of the outcome of the appeal against Kusma.
” Above all, we must not give false hopes to the supporters of Algeria and promise them things that may not come true. He said, calling to turn the page on the eradication of the world and look to the future. However, this does not seem to dampen the enthusiasm of the Algerian fans to dream of another match. On Wednesday, groups of Europe-based fans watched a rally outside FIFA’s headquarters in Switzerland to challenge referee Jasama.
3- African arbitration in turmoil
Since the Algeria-Cameroon meeting and disputed arbitration over Bakary Jasama, two episodes of African arbitration have been further tarnished, one of which was related to the Gambian judgment.
It was during the two (first-leg) matches of the CAF Champions League qualifiers, which took place on April 16. During the match between Morocco’s Raja Casablanca and Al-Ahly Cairo, a fake penalty kick was whistled in favor of the Al-Masry club, which was playing on its land. Moroccans cried dirty and complained to CAF and FIFA.
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The second season came during the match between Congolese club Petro Atletico against South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns. The Zambian referee, Jani Sikazwe, did not award a penalty to Petro Atletico for an outrageous handball to a South African player in his box. Notable fact: The hotly contested Gambian Bakary Jasama was responsible for the VAR.
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These two episodes revive the discussion about African arbitration And its slippage that still pollutes African football and prevents it from rising to the world level. It is no coincidence that no African team has ever won the World Cup.
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