CAF bans referee for poor officiating

Raja lodged a complaint claiming they were denied “three clear penalties and a legitimate penalty.

Cameroonian referee Max Essouma has been banned for one-year after a poor showing in a CAF Confederation Cup game between Moroccan duo Raja Casablanca and RS Berkane.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) handed out the punishment after Raja lodged a complaint claiming they were denied “three clear penalties and a legitimate penalty.” which they perceived were ‘blatant refereeing mistakes’.

The Moroccan’s believe this incidents denied them a win following a 0-0 draw in the Group A clash on Sunday.

A CAF statement read: “Following the weak and unsatisfactory performance which had an impact on the final result of the match … the CAF Referees Committee has decided to suspend referee Antoine Max Depadoux Effa Essouma for one year.”

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Raja Casablanca are the defending champions of the CAF Confederation Cup having won last season’s title after beating DR Congo’s Vita Club 4-3 on aggregate


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