Egyptian giants Al Ahly have reported Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey to the Confederation of African Football (Caf), claiming dubious officiating of their game against Esperance.
Lamptey made some controversial decisions during Sunday’s game semi final game in the African Champions League, which fuelled speculation that he deliberately favoured the Tunisian team.
Esperance’s goal came after just 50 seconds but was clearly punched into the net by their Nigerian striker Michael Eneramo, using his forearm to steer the ball goalward as he dived in at the back post.
But Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey surprisingly let it stand and Ahly’s frustration boiled over just 20 minutes later when Mohamed Barakat punched an opponent and was sent off.
“Lamptey was clearly biased and his deadly mistakes illegitimately gave Esperance a berth in the Champions League final,” Ahly said in statement.
Esperance will play TP Mazembe in the final
Watch video of the goal below: