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Egypt FA lodge complaint with CAF over 'refereeing errors' during Togo game

Egypt had two valid penalty claims turned down by the referee during Togo's game in the 3rd round of the African qualifiers on Saturday

Mahmoud Elassal , Sunday 15 Nov 2020
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The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said on Saturday they filed a complaint with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) against costly refereeing errors during the 1-0 win over Togo in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

"The EFA sent a letter to the CAF including their fears of the referees' errors during the games that could affect the federation's efforts," read a statement by the Egyptian Football Association.

Egypt had two valid penalty claims turned down by the referee during Togo's game in the 3rd round of the African qualifiers on Saturday.

"The EFA also confirmed in their letter to the CAF the absence of refereeing justice during the game against Togo,"

"The unjust decisions by the referee may come as a result of the CAF's order not to use the video assistant referee during this round of qualifiers, so we are worried about future referees' decisions during Egypt's national team's away games," the statement added.

The Pharaohs are scheduled to face Togo in the 4th round of the 2022 African Cup of Nations qualifiers on Tuesday.

Egypt will still be content to bag all three points as they moved level on five points with Comoros in Group G. Kenya lies third on three points; and Togo, who are managed by veteran French coach Claude Le Roy, lie at the bottom with a solitary point.

The top two teams in each group will advance to the Cameroon finals. Egypt is due to face Togo away from home on Tuesday.

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