Last Update 21:35
Monday, 16 September 2019

Morocco's Raja consider pulling out of CAF Confederation Cup after refereeing dispute

Ahmad Hassan, Monday 4 Mar 2019
Raja
Raja Photo: Club's official Facebook page
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2017
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2017

Moroccan team Raja are considering pulling out of the CAF Confederation Cup after they were denied a penalty and a last-gasp goal in the team’s otherwsie goalless draw against compatriots RS Berkane in the fourth round of the competition’s group stage.

Raja have sent a letter to the Confederation of African Football requesting an investigation into what they called “a farce.”

“In the aftermath of the incidents that took place during club Raja’s encounter against RS Berkane in the CAF Confederation Cup on 3 March, the club board held an urgent meeting to discuss the matter,” read the letter sent to the African football governing body.

“This is a condemnation message directed from the club to the CAF president and we request a timely investigation into the matter, keeping our right to pull out from the competition in the light of the investigation results,” the letter added.

Titleholders Raja are currently left with a mountain to climb as they sit last in Group A on 3 points, five behind leaders RS Berkane.

Congolese side AS Otoho are second in the group on five points and Hassania Agadir of Morocco are third on four points.

The Green Eagles will receive Hassania Agadir on Sunday in the fifth matchday of the group stage.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

 

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.