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AFCON 2019 : Frustrated Ghanaian Trainer Kwasi Appiah Descends On Referee Victor Gomez After Tournament Exit

Ghanaian trainer James Kwasi Appiah has blamed poor officiating in their painful penalty heartbreaks at the hands of Tunisia in the AFCON round of 16 clash.

The Black Stars bid good bye to another AFCON Championship on a painful exit with their coach choosing to heap the blame on the match day officials.

Referee Victor Gomez denied Andre Dede Ayew’s back-heel goal after he called for a hand ball against Thomas Partey, a feat many sympathizers felt it was a wrong call.

The four times champions eventually lost 5-4 against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia on penalties in a round of 16 tie at the Ismailia Stadium.

Sharing his uncontrolled sentiments after the game, the usually composed Kwasi Appiah did not mince words in aportioning the blame to the match officials.

“I am not happy at with officiating. I think he (Victor Gomez) should go and watch the video again and judge it for himself. It was really bad”, he told journalists.

Tunisia take on Madagascar for a semi final berth in the competition.

By: Gbordzor Promise

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Frank Darkwah

Ghanaian Sports Journalist who specializes in Sports Photography and Sports writing. Accredited CAF and FIFA photo journalist

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