Al Ahli Sulks About Orlando Pirates Confederations Cup Referee, Send Mocking Tweet to CAF About His Decisions

Al Ahli Sulks About Orlando Pirates Confederations Cup Referee, Send Mocking Tweet to CAF About His Decisions

  • Al Ahli Tripoli is not taking defeat to Orlando Pirates well after being knocked out of the CAF Confederations Cup semifinals 2-1 on aggregate
  • The Libyan club sarcastically tweeted that the Gambian referee Bakary Gassama was the man-of-the-match
  • This was because of a handball penalty Gassama awarded to the visitors, before overturning it based on consultation with the video assistant referee

Al Ahli Tripoli was in an indignant mood following the club's exit from the CAF Confederations Cup semifinals at the hands of Orlando Pirates.

The Buccaneers defeated the Libyan side 2-1 on aggregate despite losing 1-0 last night at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto. They will take on Morocco's RS Berkane in the final that will take place at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in the Nigerian city of Uyo on Friday night.

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Bakary Gassama earned the ire of Al Ahli Tripoli following the decision to overturn a penalty he awarded.
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Ahli Tripoli sarcastically tweeted that Gambian referee Bakary Gassama was the man-of-the-match after the encounter. This was largely in part to an incident that saw Pirates defender handle the ball in the box, which Gassama awarded a penalty for.

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However, he went to consult the video assistant referee, and ruled to overturn the decision after much discussion. This decision turned out to be a crucial one, as the visitors grabbed a goal in the 89th minute via Ali Abu Arqoub, with no telling how the match might have panned out had the penalty stood.

The tweet, directed at the Confederation of African Football's various Twitter accounts, read:

"MAN OF THE MATCH: Bakary Gassama Thank You Mama Africa @CAFCLCC_ar @CAFCLCC @CAF_Online @caf_online_AR"

Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane sends Orlando Pirates Confederations Cup message after Bucs qualify for final

Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has given Orlando Pirates their due after the Soweto giants advanced to the CAF Confederations Cup final, where they will meet Morocco's RS Berkane.

As reported by Sports Brief, Pirates overcame Libya's Al Ahly Tripoli 2-1 on aggregate despite losing 1-0 at the Orlando Stadium last night.

The final against Berkane will take place at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in the Nigerian city of Uyo on Friday night.

Source: Sports Brief News