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El-Badry blames referee for Nigeria draw

Posted on December 2, 2015

Hossam El Badry - Club World Cup Al Ahly

Egypt’s olympic national team manager, Hossam El-Badry, blamed the referee’s decisions for 2-2 draw against .

“We went through a healing process after the game and we are now concentrating on our final group game against Mali which is very critical to our position in the group,” the 55-year-old coach said in a television interview on BeIn Sports following the match against Nigeria.

The ex-Ahly manager also highlighted the referee’s dubious decisions to award Nigeria two penalty kicks in the first half of the game giving them a two-goal lead.

“The scenario we faced in this game was a very weird one because of the poor decisions from the referee. We want fair judgement. We were always in praise of the African referees and then these things happen and they take us back to step one again,” El-Badry added.

El-Badry, who represented the Egyptian national team on 18 occasions and played in the Olympic games Qualifier in Moscow in 1980 pointed out that the players lacked concentration and were hasty with their opportunities due to the scenario of the game.

He also thanks his players for their efforts and their comeback to the game while ensuring that should the game have been played with a calmer atmosphere, the result was always going to be in Egypt’s favour.

Egypt drew the first game of the group stages against Algeria 1-1.

Egypt’s olympic national team, who now sit in 3rd place with two points from two game will face Mali, who sit in 4th with zero points from two games on Saturday, 5 December, 2015.

Egypt must grab a win to have a chance to qualify to the next round of the 2015 U-23 African Cup of Nations, and 2016 Summer Olympics which are to be held at Rio de Janeiro.



  1. iriah Ogieriaikhi

    December 3, 2015 at 12:21 AM

    Very typical of a noisy coach. This was football and not handball. Probably Egytians need to be taught that. Personally I blame the referee for not sending one of these so-called defenders out for continuosly handling the ball in the eighteen ysrds box so as to disrupt the Nigerian pattern of play. Shame on you! Ineffective Coach.

    • ahmed

      December 3, 2015 at 7:08 AM

      And I blame you for obviously being blind as the first ball was obviously touched by the knee of the player and not his hand and even if by a twist it was a hand, it was surely not intentional and surely not worthy of a penalty and even less of a card. Had he done his job correctly maybe the second penalty is okay. Lets not even talk about the last 20 minutes of the game and the continuous fouls around the Nigerian box area that were for the most part, worthy of yellow cards.

      Apart from the fact that I agree with you on the coach being bad and noisy I think you should shut up because you could not manage to win a game where you were leading 2-0 on two questionable PK’s.

      Go vent your anger about your team failure to capitalize on a game given on a silver plate to them somewhere else.

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