The head coach of the Central African Republic, Raoul Savoy was not impressed with officiating on Thursday when his side lost 2-1 to Ghana in the qualifiers for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament.
The final Group E match of the 2023 AFCON qualifiers was officiated by Kenyan official Peter Waweru Kamaku as the centre referee.
In a game played at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, the Central African Republic scored first but Ghana came from behind to record a 2-1 victory at the end of the 90 minutes.
Speaking in his post-match interview, Coach Raoul Savoy made his frustrations clear.
According to him, after his players outplayed Ghana, referee Peter Waweru Kamaku helped the Black Stars beat his team.
“I’m very proud of my players. We played better than Ghana and didn’t deserve to lose. I think we should have finished this game with a 1-1 draw, you qualify but we didn’t lose. I think the second goal was offside clearly, we know the referee is your winner. We knew the referee would help you guys and he did it,” Coach Raoul Savoy alleged.
After the 2-1 defeat today, the Central African Republic has failed to qualify for the 2023 AFCON.