Al Ahly SC sent an official letter to the Egyptian Football Association headed by Ahmed Megahed urging the necessity of stopping the referees’ “crude and unjustified mistakes that disrupts” the team’s march.
The referee of the Al Ahly vs National Bank of Egypt SC match in the 8th round of the Premier League competition canceled a goal by Ayman Ashraf in a match that ended by a goalless draw.
The Red Devils had previous objections regarding the cancellation of a goal in the Ceramica Cleopatra match for offside, and not counting a penalty kick for the team in the Wadi Degla SC match.
Al Ahly stated through their official website that the Red Castle “sent an official letter to the EFA asking for an immediate intervention from the association to put an end to all the unquestionable mistakes by the referees which denied Al Ahly from our rights in the previous games,”
“In our letter to the EFA, we stated that the match referees and the VAR officials committed mistakes that affected us deeply in our previous matches,” the statement added.
“Mistakes such as: disallowing rightly scored goals, not awarding us clear penalties and avoiding the appointment of international referees played a role in halting Al Ahly’s progression in the league,”
“It’s not the club’s norm to comment on the performance of the referees, however, the recent mistakes of the referees in our matches against Wadi Degla SC and the National Bank of Egypt SC affected the final result of both matches,” the statement went on.
“Therefore, causing Al Ahly to send a letter to the EFA in order to make sure that all clubs receive equal rights,”
Lastly, Al Ahly asked the EFA to “intervene in order to put an end to all these mistakes and to implement equal rules on all the clubs, in order to guarantee that the league will be continued in the best possible manner.”