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AFCON 2013: B’Faso Lodges Appeal for Jonathan Pitroipa

07 Feb 2013

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Burkinabe midfielder Jonathan Pitroipa (L) getting instructions from his coach


GOAL.COM

The Burkina Faso football federation says it has lodged an appeal to the Confederation of African Football against the expulsion of midfielder Jonathan Pitroipa during Wednesday’s semi-final clash against Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Stallions’ director Gualbert Kabore told AFP their playmaker was unjustly sent off by the referee Slim Jedidi and a complaint was filed to the continent’s football governing body after the match, which was won by Burkina Faso after a 3-2 triumph in a penalty shootout, reports Goal.com.

The 26-year-old former Hamburger SV player was shown a second yellow card for simulation by the Tunisian referee after he crashed into the Ghanaian box in a situation many pundits argue should have been a penalty for Burkina Faso.

“We lodged an appeal immediately after the match,” Kabore said. “Our FA’s secretary general sent a fax to CAF within two hours after the game according to the regulations. The referee’s decision was outrageous. We are confident of a favorable outcome and Pitroipa would be able to play the final. We will fight and do everything within the rules and regulations to bring justice.”

Burkina Faso reached the Cup of Nations final for the first time and will face 1994 winners Nigeria in Johannesburg on Sunday.

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