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FIFA Dismiss Zambia FA Protest Against Super Eagles Vs Chipolopolo Referee

FIFA Dismiss Zambia FA Protest Against Super Eagles Vs Chipolopolo Referee

By Nurudeen Obalola:

World football governing body FIFA have thrown out Zambia’s protest regarding the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria on 7 October in Uyo, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.


Nigeria won the match 1-0 and qualified for their third straight World Cup with a match to spare in African qualifying Group B.

But the Football Association of Zambia were aggrieved that the referee, Joshua Bondo from their neighbours Botswana, was not entirely fair in his handling of the match. FAZ filed a formal protest to FIFA asking them to look into the matter.
Zambia’s grouse is that their ‘goal’ was disallowed by the referee, although the goal in question was scored after one of the assistant referees had clearly flagged for offside and effectively stopped play.

Zenith Ziva

However, in a letter addressed to FAZ and signed by Julien Deux of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee , FIFA dismissed the case for lacking merit, telling the Zambians to accept the result and referring them to Article 15, Paragraph 6 of the World Cup regulations.

FIFA said there was “no evidence of any infringement of the regulations by the referees”.

FIFA’s letter to Football Association of Zambia (FAZ)

The FIFA letter was uploaded to a social media group by a Nigeria Football Federation official on Friday.

A World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal was recently ordered to be replayed by FIFA after the Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey, who had given a dubious penalty to hosts South Africa in the 2-1 win, was found guilty of match manipulation and banned for life.

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  • Going by this pic it’s not an offside

  • Ok they should go and sue fifa. The last time I checked, fifa doesn’t take bribes. Congratulations once again to our really super eagles.

  • Zambia pls pack very well time up

  • Loser always feel the pain

  • These Zambians will never take good advice. Many Nigerians went to their website http://www.zambianfootball.co.zm telling them to forget any protest to FIFA as that ‘goal’ was scored from offside. The referee has blown the whistle but the player still ran like an “headless chicken” to scole(not score). That was why there was no celebration from their players unlike when Alex Iwobi scored our goal and the celebration was instantaneous. I heard their FA boss even adviced against protesting but it seems he was force to maybe try their futune like South Africa vs Senegal protest. They forgot that if panadol worked for my headache, it may not work for yours. They also forgot that Amaju Pinnick is a ‘senior’ CAF Executive just like FIFA secretary general is a Senegalese. You see why you must have someone inside CAF or FIFA to play the football politics well. Zambians should go and pay their NEPA bills and buy fuel ready to watch Nigeria in Russia. They should prepare seriously for the AFCON where they may meet Nigeria and vent their anger on Nigeria. For protesting at all after the advice from Nigerians and they still went ahead, they will loss to Cameroon and end up 3rd on the table.

    • Charles shilaka 4 years ago

      Issa Hayatu singlehandedly made Cameroun fearsome as CAF head for nearly 20 years not because they were better than others. There’s nothing Indomitable about Cameroun except the Hayatu factor.
      So, Zambia stop crying foul. Watch the lead up to how that goal was scored even when the assistant refree have long raised his flag
      A yellow card should have been issued to the player. Your boasts which preceded the match probably affected your mental alignment

  • lol. So zambia want to go to world cup

  • OK they want come try again? Uyo is open if FIFA agree lets Zambian come, now we go give them 4-0 let them bring their referees along abeg we are ready, on my way to Russia….

  • What do they want, replay?

  • I laugh nah so zambia won go play world cup dem tink say world cup nah bread and tea

  • Richie 4 years ago

    These Zambians better be careful o! If they decide to replay that match, they might just get spanked 4-0… Dem no dey fear Ighalo again ni??

  • Fasasi Kunle 4 years ago

    Zambia you can not robb shoulder with big country like Nigeria Ghana Cameroon when talking of football therefore stop making noise and support Nigeria in Russia bye bye.

  • Abdulrazak 4 years ago

    The player had strayed into an offside position before the ball for to him. The 1st assistant referee did not raise his flag then because he was not interfering with play. However as soon as he got the flick on, the linesman raised his flag for the initial offside because he was then adjudged to be interfering with play.
    It was a good call. Also, many Zambians agreed with the call except for some football illiterates amongst them.
    Please, Google Zambian soccer & click on fans perspective.

  • Fasasi Kunle 4 years ago

    When snake is killed, what left is movement without life. Nyirenda has surrendered long time and even he congratulated us before he left Nigeria. Even legend kalusha also did the same thing.

  • Even if they qualify who are they going to play Saudi Arabia and Iran?

  • Crying over spilt milk

  • PapaFem 4 years ago

    Na we coz am sef. We for no allow that gol enter at all. This talk…. ‘na offside, no be offside,’ for no arise at all. Chai!

  • Hahahahaha
    The only thing I know about that country when it comes to football is Kalusha .
    Any other thing is average .

  • Shame to Kalusha and his gang as bad losers, came to Uyo to intimidate the Great African (KINGS) Super Eagles of Nigeria with their rag tag Chipolopolo? Should thank their stars, were not disgraced like the African champions.

  • Mr Essiet Sunny, they said they were coming to disgrace us. But they didn’t know they would’ve safe themselves from disgrace by not protesting against the result

  • Charles shilaka 4 years ago

    I wondered how these Zambian people came up with false believe of going to the world cup at expense of Nigeria, fa!
    Nigeria were 3 points better, 7 superior goals, beat Zambia in Ndola & the worst to envisage from them in Nigeria was a draw, still better by 3 points.
    Assuming Algeria beats Nigeria in Constantine on Nov,10. Zambia can not score more than 3 goals again Cameroun,where are they, mathematical?
    Zambia may end up 3rd on 7 points as Cameroun will salvage their pride.
    Go back to the drawing board, CHIPOLOPOLO!

  • Can naija calin this cup ?

  • Adamu Danjuma 4 years ago

    I blame the referee for not issuing a yellow card to the player who score after off side is flag. Any way the Zambia should close examines the player position before the ball is pass. The thought football is play with mouth congrats Super Eagles.

  • These Zambians are midgets in soccer rules. Soccer has well defined rules to protect the sanctity of the sport. Many sports scientists have done their doctoral thesis in soccer rules. Unfortunately the Zambians are reasoning like elementary school kids. The assistant referee had raised his flag and the play had been called off, but their senseless striker put the ball in the net (a grave punishable offence). The referee had a liberal disposition and didn’t punish this recalcitrant player … but FAZ went ahead to protest! Let them pray not to meet the SE in ANY qualifier again; our players have a long memory and would give them severe thrashing.

  • Nigerians thank God that the ref bondo a disgrace to cosafa helped you remember at the world cup you don’t do anything but always finish as last group members so mind your language when you talk about mother Zambia you have your way this time but remember God does not like cheating you will remember this text when you are humiliated

    • It is true Nigeria always come last, but if you are good football follower you will remember that in 1994 Nigeria was only team to bit after Nigeria have destroyed Zambia and the in Africa. In 1998 the almighty Spain was sent packing by Nigeria. But it is a pity that Zambia have never participated for once. In the 2012 Zambia won Nations cup with the hope they will represent Africa at confederation cup in Brazil but again Nigeria won another nation cup in 2013 and Zambia hope was truncated.

    • @Hopkins……what of the victory of The Eagles @Indola??#yeyezambiafan.

    • frustrated hopkin,history will tell you that in 94,98,2010 and 2014 we were at the peak of reaching quarter final but it is a pity that your cheapolopolo are still ranting for world cup qualifier.What a pity!

  • Zambia should save themselves of stress jawe. Nigeria is better than them

  • Zambia vs nija friendly in May 16 2018 to bid bye to russia eagles . Wacth out

  • OK WE GIVE ZAMBIA D GOAL 1_1 we Will beat Algeria case settle ba

  • They should go and hug transformer

  • shagbaor Simon 4 years ago

    There’s nothing wrong with zombies (sorry, Zambia) feeling agitated. They had a dream, but only woke up to discover that dream was a jinx (Nigeria). They are only feeling bad that the dream game had to be against the dreaded ‘super goals ‘of Africa. I guess they will enjoy watching our darling team dazzle the world in Russia. Wish them good luck, but they should pray never to be in the same group with Nigeria in subsequent draws.