Omar Sise, head coach for the Scorpions of Gambia has expressed his profound disappointment for African football after a ‘controversial’ penalty awarded to Ghana’s home based Black Stars ended his side’s campaign of the ongoing WAFU tournament being staged in Ghana.
A Vincent Atinga’s 95th minute penalty was all that Maxwell Konadu’s side needed to beat a well composed Gambian side in the tournament which started on Saturday September 9 in Ghana.
He believes the Black Stars team was aided by the centre referee to beat his side following that ‘dubious last minute penalty hence his disappointment in African Football.
Speaking after the game Sise said “I’m very sorry for African football if is to go this way”
Sise, in his quest for fairness in African football after his WAFU tournament opening game against the local Black Stars of Ghana continued ” No wonder African countries perform abysmally in the World Cup, if centre referees most times can decide the final results of matches by favouring the home based teams as the referee did ‘absolutely’ so for team Ghana,maybe for them being the hosting team of the tournament then we have a long way to go”
The Black Stars by virtue of the opening match victory have qualified to the group stage of the tournament and will face winner of the game between Mali and Mauritania.
By: Eric Annan