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Poor Match officiating still an issue in Africa. opinion.

In what was a weekend of inter club competitions in the Total Caf Champions League and Total Caf Confederations Cup that saw teams play their first leg, quarter finals. A lot still leaves to be said about the state of officiating in Africa. A lot of people would have thought with the introduction of VAR ( Video Assistant Referee ) the bad officiating would be a thing of the past, but it seems to have continued ecen in the presence of VAR. Two major incidents caught everyone's eyes -;

Al Ahly hosted Raja Cassablanca in Egypt in the much anticipated replay of last years CAF Super Cup replay. Officiated by Ndala J from DRC, 9 minutes into the game the ref made a howler as he gave away a penalty in favour of Al Ahly even after watching VAR he stuck to his call of awarding the penalty. The ball can be seen striking Rajah Cassablancas defenders leg. He insisted its a clear penalty and the ball striked the players hand. [ Source: https://twitter.com/Goalna/status/1515424270083624964?t=lCdGhB_kHtRGvfiV_F3ORw&s=19 ][ In a second match in the Caf Confederations Cup we saw a blunder in the game between Orlando Pirates and Simba SC. The officiating started on a bad note with VAR said to not be working. A dubious penalty was awarded to the home side Simba SC in what was a questionable foul. Bucs went on to lose that game 1-0 courtesy of the dubious penalty from Tunisian Guirat H. [ Source: https://twitter.com/marc_strydom/status/1515756140990193666?t=v2TtfZE1s1Ae_vPLWNLp4g&s=19 ]

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