The referee of the match of the 5th and penultimate day of the qualifiers of the Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2022, which opposed Zambia to Algeria (3-3), last March 25, in Lusaka, the Comorian Adelaid Mohamed Ali, was suspended for 3 months. The CAF refereeing committee took this decision following an official complaint from the Algerian Football Federation to the African football governing body, with a copy sent to FIFA.
The refereeing committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has decided to suspend, for a period of three months, Adelaid Mohamed Ali, the referee of the match Zambia / Algeria (3-3), which took place on March 25 in Lusaka. The Comorian is accused by Algeria of having awarded two imaginary penalties to the Chipolopolos, during this match counting for the 5th and penultimate day of the qualifiers for the Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2022.
It is following an official complaint from the Algerian Football Federation to CAF, with a copy sent to FIFA, that Adelaid Mohamed Ali was sent a questionnaire by the refereeing committee of the African football governing body, to explain his decisions during this famous match in Lusaka. It is hoped that this sanction will give other referees pause for thought before making unfair decisions, which can affect the outcome of a match.
« After Algeria sent a heavy dossier regarding the catastrophic refereeing of the Comorian, CAF seems to be lenient with Mr. Adelaide. Since he will get his whistle back with the resumption of FIFA dates in September. And could even referee Algeria again. A sanction that ultimately means nothing. These three months of suspension during a period without competition is insignificant and offensive even to the African champion team, » writes Compétition.dz.
However, the Comorian Adelaid Mohamed Ali will not officiate any match of the first day of the qualifiers for the World Cup Qatar 2022 Africa zone, which starts from next June.