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Football | Afcon

Demola Olajire © Shengolpix

Caf, NFF in Afcon ref 'hide and seek'



People were rubbing their eyes yesterday in disbelief at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium where the Fennec Foxes and Elephants were battling it out in their last group game.

Amazingly it had nothing to do with the players or the fans nor the game of play. It had to do with the ref but not the game ref. The one in the spot light was the 4th official.

It was Grisha Ghead.

The same Grisha Ghead that reports including one by the NFF’s director of media, Demola Olajire indicated had been sent home for his shoddy work.

In the statement by the official, it was suggested that the Egyptian had been sent home by Caf after he awarded Zambia a dubious penalty against Nigeria with just five minutes to go in their crucial encounter.

The NFF subsequently complained to Caf in writing.

Supersport.com’s Tarek Talaat in Egypt assigned to track Ghead , meanwhile also confirmed that Ghead has never been seen in Egypt after the Zambia game.

Various media houses including supersport.com have now contacted Caf for an explanation that remains yet to be given.

Supersport.com will continue to investigate and report all related developments as they arise.

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