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Soccer News of Thursday, 7 February 2008

Source: GNA

Soccer fans accuse Hayatou of cheating for Cameroon

Accra, Feb. 7, GNA - A number of football enthusiasts, who witnessed the semi-final match of the Ghana 2008 MTN African Cup of Nation tournament between Ghana and Cameroon accused Issah Hayatou, Cameroonian President of Confederation of African Sports (CAF), of cheating to enable his country to win the match.

They accused Hayatou of ensuring that Moroccan Referee Abderahim El-Arjoune, known for his bias refereeing against Ghana, handled the match, which was played at the Ohene Djan Stadium on Thursday. Mr John Boadu, who described himself as a serious football enthusiast, said Referee El-Arjourne allowed the Cameroonians a leeway by overlooking the many brutish attacks on Ghanaians. He said the Referee El-Arjoune should never be allowed to officiate in international matches in order not for him to continue to bring disgrace to African soccer.

Mrs Janet Ofosuhene, a physical education instructor, who was visibly angry while she was leaving the stadium, accused the CAF Executives of belonging to a conclave that decided, which country should win the African Nations' Cup, and asked why referees were not selected through open balloting but was done in secret.