AS Kaloum slam referee over ACL loss

AS Kaloum slam referee over ACL loss
AS Kaloum midfielder Cheikh Oumar Ballo

by Stephane DeSaintsalvy

Monday Apr 20, 2015. 16:08

AS Kaloum assistant coach Aly Touré has hit out at the refereeing following their 2-1 away defeat to USM Alger on Sunday, in the first leg of their CAF Champions League last 16 tie.

The locals took the lead on the stroke of half time thanks to midfielder Nacereddine Khoualed, and restored their one-goal advantage just before the hour mark through winger Mokhtar Benmoussa after Kassongo Kabongo had levelled for the visitors.

“Given the shocking refereeing, we limited the damage. I believe it is a good result away from home,” Touré told Nostalgie FM.

“They must be a bit disappointed with the result, while we are going to prepare with serenity for the return leg.

“We were very worried about the refereeing, it’s a pity. Anyway, it remains a football game, with a first leg and a return leg.

“It is already difficult at eleven against eleven, so if the referees also play against us it becomes very tricky.”

However, the Guinea outfit remains confident ahead of the reverse fixture in Bamako in a fortnight, hoping that their away goal will help them to the group stage of the tournament.

“We will present a new face in the return leg. We will qualify in Bamako, God willing,” Kaloum skipper Ben Adama vowed.



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