Ahly boss Garrido blames 'biased' referee for Sewe defeat

Ahram Online , Saturday 29 Nov 2014

Ahly coach blasts referee after his side's 2-1 Confederation Cup defeat at Ivory Coast's Sewe Sport

Ahly boss Garrido
Ahly boss Juan Carlos Garrido (Photo: Ahram)

Ahly manager Juan Carlos Garrido accused the referee of being biased during his side's 2-1 CAF Confederation Cup final first-leg loss at Ivory Coast's Sewe Sport.

The former Real Betis boss opened fire on the official after the game for denying Ahly a second-half goal by Sherif Abdel-Fadil, and 'intentionally' cautioning forward Mahmoud Hassan 'Trezeguet' to deprive him of playing in the return leg.

"CAF officials must review that game, the referee is the reason behind our loss," former Real Betis coach Garrido told reporters after the game.

"The ref disallowed a legitimate goal for Sherif Abdel-Fadil without an obvious reason.

"He intentionally cautioned Trezeguet to deny him taking part in the second leg in Cairo."    

Ahly forward Mahmoud Hassan 'Trezeguet', who scored the leveler for Ahly in the second half, entered the game a booking away from missing the final.

The Cairo giants, who pursue their first-ever Confederation Cup title, host Sewe in Cairo a week later.  

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