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FIFA throw out Zambian FA’s Protest Against Nigeria


Zambia’s protest against Nigeria regarding the 2018 World Cup qualifier on October 7 in Uyo has been thrown out by FIFA according to news emanating from the Country.

The Zambian Football Association had protested the outcome of the World Cup Qualifier match which ended 1 – 0 in favour of Nigeria at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium.

The Chipolopolo FA felt Centre Referee, Joshua Bondo was impartial to their team.

Their defeat saw Nigeria clinch a ticket with a game to spare in Group B against Algeria.

They Zambian FA questioned the decision of the assistant referees and Centre Referee who had respectively clearly flagged for an offside and effectively stopped play.

As a result, FAZ were aggrieved and filed a formal protest to FIFA asking them to look into the matter after their goal was disallowed by Bondo.

However, the world football governing body dismissed the case for lacking merit in a letter addressed to FAZ and signed by Julien Deux of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.

Referring the Zambian FA to Article 15, Paragraph 6 of the World Cup regulations, Deux told the Zambians to accept the result Deux and quoted FIFA by saying, there was “no evidence of any infringement of the regulations by the referees”.

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