Motsebe agrees from Algeria to “reform” African arbitration

Algeria: President of the Confederation of African Football (C) Patrice Motsepe has pledged to reform refereeing on the continent. In the statements to journalists, today, Sunday, at the end of his visit in Algeria, Motsebi said he will work to make arbitration in Fair, transparent and impartial Africa, in in line with the values ​​of football and sport. Motsebe expressed his understanding of the anger that still holds the Algerians after their country’s failure to reach the World Cup (Qatar 2022), due to what they describe as the “injustice” of Gambian referee Bakary Gassama, who managed the match that Algeria lost 1-2 against its host, Cameroon, in the second leg of the decisive round for the playoffs. For his part, Djahid Zvezev, president of the Algerian Football Association, confirmed that he had transmitted to Motsepe the issues that concern Algeria, including the question of arbitration, underlining that the partnership between the Algerian Federation and the CAF was at the order of the day of talks between the two sides. On another topic, Motsebe explained that the African Nations Championship for local players, in program in Algeria early next year is sure to be successful, revealing that Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has promised to use every opportunity to make this tournament a success in the service of Africa and its peoples. Motsebi expressed his admiration for the sports facilities he visited in Algeria. (Dpa)