Al-Ahly supporters assail Gambian referee Papa Bakary Gassama

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Gambian Africa’s best referee Bakary Papa Gassama has been attacked by fans of Egyptian side Al-Ahly during and after their 2018-2019 African champions league quarter-final against South African club Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday.

Egyptian fans insulted Gassama and called him a slave at the end of the match following their shock elimination from the continent’s elite football clubs competition.

Al-Ahly fans were apparently frustrated by the decisions of the Gambian referee which was not well received by the hosts during their game against Sundowns, who proposed a very defensive game to protect their first leg convincing victory. Gassama has not yet officially react to the abuse.

Author: Arfang M.S. Camara