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  • Wednesday ,13 September 2017
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Ahly coach blames referee for surprise draw with Talae El-Geish in Egyptian League

By-Ahram

Sports

00:09

Tuesday ,12 September 2017

Ahly coach blames referee for surprise draw with Talae El-Geish in Egyptian League

Ahly coach Hossam El-Badry has blamed referee Ahmed Hamdy for the team s surprise 1-1 draw with Talae El-Geish in their opening Egyptian Premier League game on Sunday.

"The referee s decision affected the outcome of the game," El-Badry said at the post-match press conference.
 
"We can accept the referee s mistakes, but with this huge number of bad decisions it s difficult to accept," he said.
 
El-Geish stunned Ahly when defender Assem Salah converted from the spot nine minutes before the break, sparking furious protests from Ahly players and coach Hossam El-Badry who argued that the penalty should not have been awarded.
 
The Red Devils, champions for the past two seasons, were denied a clear penalty at the other end shortly afterwards. But playmaker Ahmed El-Sheikh, back at the club after a one-year loan spell with Maqassa, curled home a free kick in the 57th minute to equalise.
 
"The team deserved more than a penalty kick as well, because after the game I watched all the referee s mistakes in a video review to make sure of what I said in the press conference," El-badry added.
 
"The opponent s penalty was not valid, because the ball didn t touch the player s hand," the Ahly coach concluded.