Victor Moses of Nigeria and Chisamba Lungu of Zambia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier football match between Nigeria and Zambia on 07 October 2017 at Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, Nigeria ©Kabiru Abubakar/BackpagePix
Wednesday Oct 11, 2017. 15:00
Football Association of Zambia president Andrew Kamanga has addressed the offside appeal after their goal was disallowed against Nigeria.
The FAZ boss was speaking to the Lusaka Times website after the Chipolopolo lost 1-0 to Nigeria on Saturday in Uyo, Nigeria.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers loss ensured the Super Eagles book a spot at the tournament in Russia and Zambia were eliminated from the race.
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Augustine Mulenga had his first half goal disallowed by Botswana referee Joshua Bondo before Alex Iwobi struck in the 73rd minute to hand Gernot Rohr's men a 1-0 win.
“But the rules being what they are you cannot overturn the decision of the referee,” Kamanga said.
“The only basis is when there was external influence.
“So the referee maybe carpeted for making a wrong decision but the decision still stands and unfortunately that is where we stand.”
Kamanga said FAZ hopes CAF and FIFA will accelerate the implementation of the Video Assistant Referee that was used to relative success at the 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup in South Korea.