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Moroccan FF file complaint against Egypt’s Gehad Grisha

Moroccan FF file complaint against Egypt's Gehad Grisha

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The Royal Moroccan Football Federation have filed a complaint to against Champions League final match referee .

The Egyptian referee took charge of the first-leg of the CAF Champions League final between and Espérance de Tunis, which ended in a 1-1 draw in Morocco.

Fousseny Coulibaly put the visitors into a 44th-minute lead, before they gave it up after Cheick Ibrahim Comara’s late equaliser in the 79th minute.

In a game full of incessant fouling and bickering, Egyptian referee Gehad Grisha was forced to dish out four yellow cards in just the opening 45 minutes.

The 43-year-old referee also went to the VAR twice, the first time to rule out a goal for the hosts due to a handball in the build-up to the goal, before not awarding Wydad a penalty in the 57th minute after consulting the VAR.

A red card was also shown to Wydad’s midfielder Brahim Nakach after picking up two yellow cards in only five minutes.

This led the Moroccan giants to lodge a complaint to CAF against the Egyptian referee because of his poor decision making, highlighting his actions in the two VAR incidents.

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