CAF fires referee for awarding penalty in Nigeria Zambia Match

Ghead Grisha

The Confederation of African Football has sacked Egyptian referee, Ghead Grisha, who was at the centre in the Group Cmatch between Nigeria and Cup holders Zambia in Nelspruit on Friday, from the 29th Africa Cup of Nations.

A top official of the Confederation of African Football confirmed on Sunday that the 36-year old, who became an international referee in 2008, will take no further part in the on-going championship in South Africa.

“He has been sent home. He will have no further action at this Cup of Nations. His decisions did not tally with best practices of the refereeing profession and we would not allow anyone to start re-writing the rules of the game here,” said the official.