The Reds tasted their first defeat below new coach Rene Weiler after slumping to a 1-Zero loss to Etoile Sahel of their opening group stage sport of Africa’s premier membership competitors in Rades on Friday.
Ahly, who’re eyeing their first Champions League title since profitable the final of their document eight crowns in 2013, stated they have been the victims of a evident refereeing mistake by Botswana referee Joshua Bondo. The staff performed with ten males after central defender Ayman Ashraf acquired a crimson card on 13 minutes for a last-man foul on an Etoile ahead.
Tv replays prompt that the straight crimson card was harsh particularly because the Etoile man was not in a certain-goal place as he anticipated an extended ball.
The Cairo giants introduced on Saturday they’d file a criticism to the African soccer governing physique (CAF) in opposition to what they described as expensive refereeing errors within the Champions League.
On Tuesday, additionally they determined to go to FIFA.
“Ahly’s board determined to file a brand new criticism to FiFA’s ethics committee over the refereeing injustice that the primary staff has been subjected to within the Champions League lately, particularly what occurred in opposition to Etoile Sahel,” the membership stated in an announcement on their official web site.
“The Botswanian referee dedicated many errors … that instantly affected the end result of the sport.
“Refereeing errors in African Champions league affected Ahly negatively on totally different events, however the membership refused to lodge complaints. Issues now exceeded all limits particularly because the CAF’s refereeing committee did not take an motion in opposition to these errors,” the assertion concluded.
Ahly additionally requested FIFA for an “pressing investigation” concerning the Etoile match, complaining that referee Joshua Bondo was assigned two video games for Ahly this season by CAF in addition to what they known as “the dedication to hamper the staff’s progress lately.”
The Purple Devils will host Sudan’s Al-Hilal within the group stage’s second spherical on 6 December.
Etoile high Group B with three factors, on stage with Sudanese giants Al-Hilal, who beat Zimbabwe’s FC Platinum 2-1 at house on Friday within the different group match.
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