Underneath-fire Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier has requested the Confederation of African Soccer (Caf) to sanction the match referee who dealt with his workforce’s chaotic Confederation Cup play-off match away to Zambia’s Napsa Stars.
The membership boss additionally denied studies his gamers attacked the match referee in that sport.
The Kenyan champions settled for a two-all draw away to the pensioners in a temperamental conflict on the Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Sunday however misplaced 3-2 on mixture to undergo a heartbreaking exit from this season’s Caf Confederation Cup.
The match in Lusaka was marred by late drama after the match referee Lebalang Mokete awarded a last-gasp penalty to the hosts who transformed by way of former Southampton ahead Emmanuel Mayuka.
There was commotion at full-time and talking to native media, Rachier appeared sure the place the blame needs to be directed at.
“Gor Mahia gamers (within the stadium) have been solely 22. The variety of Napsa followers who invaded the pitch after the ultimate whitsle was larger than my gamers. Nobody can say that 22 gamers had the capability to trigger chaos,” he mentioned.
“We all know the referee’s choice is last however we’re dissatisfied. We’re ready for the match commisioner’s report and count on him to sanction Napsa Stars over pitch invasion and in addition the referee for mishandling the match. The injury-time period was unlawful and supposed to help Napsa to get a win.”
Rachier spoke as former Harambee Stars defender Musa Otieno criticized Gor Mahia gamers for showing to assault the referee after the ultimate whitsle.