Thu 31 Jan '13
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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
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
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.