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CAF CL: Asante Kotoko to lodge CAF protest following Etoile Du Sahel loss

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Deputy Accra representative of Asante Kotoko, Nana Kwame Dankwah has revealed his club are considering lodging a protest against the center referee for their second leg match against Etoile Sportive Du Sahel in Tunisia.

This follows accusation that referee Ibrahim Nour El-Din of poor officiating especially the penalty awarded the host in the final qualifying match played on Sunday.

He is quoted in an interview with Oyerepa FM to have said: “Management is considering a lot after the match, the loss is painful so when we get to Ghana, we will firm up things”.

“One of the considerations is to write to CAF reporting the conduct of Egyptian referee Ibrahim Nour El-Din.

“Especially the penalty he awarded Etoile and his conduct on the pitch was very abysmal and uncalled for”, Nana Kwame Dankwah added.

According to him, the club will consider some factors before deciding whether to proceed with the protest.

“We need to consider a lot before a decision is taken whether to protest to CAF or not because we will pay $10,000 should we protest and also the play off for the Confederations Cup is just around the corner”.
Asante Kotoko were eliminated from the CAF Champions League after losing 3-2 on aggregate.

The Ghanaian side won 2-0 in the first leg at the Baba Yara Sports stadium, only to lose 3-0 in the reverse fixture in Monastir.

As it stands, Kotoko have been relegated to CAF confederations cup.

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