By Felix Frimpong

The Gambia Football Federation [GFF] has lodged a formal protest to the Confederation of African Football [CAF] following their exit from the 2017 WAFU [West Africa Football Union] tournament being hosted by Ghana.

The Scorpions were beaten 1-0 by the Black Stars B but, the Gambia Football Federation holds a strong view that Burkinabe referee, Boukari Ouedraogo played a role in Ghana’s win which came through the spot.

A post in relation to the GFF’s protest on its social media pages reads:

“The Gambia Football Federation has fulfilled its promise by lodging an official protest with WAFU following our total dismay in the manner in which our WAFU Cup of Nations match against Ghana was decided,”

“In a letter addressed to the Chairman of the Competition’s Organising Committee and copied to the presidents of CAF, all WAFU member associations and the secretaries general of WAFU Zone A and B, the President Lamin Kabba Bajo urged both the regional and continental body to take necessary action and shouldn’t wait until another power house of African football to fall victim before redress is secured.”

“The GFF protest also made reference to two particular matches in which our National Teams were victimized by poor refereeing against Cameroon at the senior team and Guinea in the Under 20 categories. Against the former, the now infamous Lamptey was the culprit and went scot free until his actions caught up with him recently.”