Raoul Savoy blames referee, Independence Stadium pitch for his side’s 1-1 draw with Scorpions

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Issued: Tuesday 27 March 2018

Central African Republic signed former Gambia national team coach Raoul Savoy has pointed an accusing finger at the central referee and Gambia’s Independence Stadium pitch for his side 1-1 draw with The Gambia in the Friday international friendly match.

Savoy spoke to journalists shortly after the Friday game in which he said the condition of the Independence Stadium pitch was not good and the performance of the referee too bad that resulted to his Wild Beasts draw with the Scorpions.

The Scorpions beat the Wild Beasts 2-1 in the first international friendly outing played in Morocco last year before the Friday clash. Both sides played defensive and offensive football and crafted few goal scoring opportunities but failed to capitalise on their limited scoring opportunities thus ending the first half goalless.

Coach Savoy said he was content with his side’s Friday game draw with his former charges in an international friendly match as part of their preparations for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers away to Guinea Conakry in September this year.

He also described Gambian sports journalists as liars after reporting that the Gambia Football Federation sacked him in 2015, saying he was not sacked by the GFF but quit because his wife was sick.

Author: Lamin Darboe & Lamin Gibba
Source: Picture: Central African Republic national team coach Raoul Savoy