The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has criticized Gabonese Referee Eric Arnaud Castane for his handling of the Algeria vs Nigeria 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match.
According to a report in Brila.net, in its match report after Friday’s 1-1 draw, CAF described some of the decisions by the 41-year-old particularly the penalty against Nigeria and Yacine Brahimi headbutting Super Eagles defender, Shehu Abdullahi.
Part of the report Reads:
Yacine Brahimi won and converted a harshly-awarded late penalty to rescue a 1-1 draw for Algeria against already-qualified Nigeria Friday in a World Cup Africa zone Group B dead-rubber.
The Gabonese referee ruled that Abdullahi Shehu fouled Brahimi as he moved into the box in Constantine, but big-screen replays suggested otherwise.
Porto midfielder Brahimi was lucky to still be on the field after escaping with a yellow card for head-butting Shehu 12 minutes from time.