Julius Aghahowa, a former Super Eagles striker, has expressed his dissatisfaction with the performance of the referee who took charge of the Ghana vs Portugal World Cup game.
Ismael Elfath, the game referee, awarded Portugal a controversial penalty which Cristiano Ronaldo converted to give his team the lead in the 65th minute of the game.
While reacting to the decision by the referee to award the penalty, Aghahowa stated that it was a contestable call.
“The penalty awarded to Portugal demoralized Ghana,” Aghahowa stated on Brila FM.
“The referee should have gone to the monitor to confirm that it was indeed a penalty. He didn’t and that affected the Ghanaians.
“The penalty is contestable. My problem with that is the ref didn’t even go to check.
“But thankfully they scored two goals and spiritedly went for the third and should motivate the team.”
And on Alidu Seidu, who was almost sent off for reacting to a provocation from Joao Felix.
“Alidu Seidu’s action was uncalled for. He could have been sent off for that and his team will suffer for it. African players have to be disciplined at this level.”
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Last modified: November 25, 2022