Afcon: Egyptian ref sent home

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By Tony Ubani
Grisha Ghead, the Egyptian referee who officiated the Nigeria versus Zambia match have been sent home.

Sports Vanguard gathered that the referee was sent home by the Confederation of African Football after it was discovered that the penalty he awarded to Zambia which resulted in the equaliser against Nigeria, late in the second half of the crucial encounter was questionable.

Zambia's goalkeeper Danny Munyao (3rd R) celebrates after scoring a penalty on January 25, 2013 during an Africa Cup of Nations 2013 group A football match against Nigeria at the Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit. AFP PHOTO .

Zambia’s goalkeeper Danny Munyao (3rd R) celebrates after scoring a penalty on January 25, 2013 during an Africa Cup of Nations 2013 group A football match against Nigeria at the Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit. AFP PHOTO .

Our checks confirmed that the decision to send the Egyptian home was taken after CAF had undertaken a review of the tape of the match and it was concluded that the penalty was uncalled for and undeserved.

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