Egyptian Ref not new to controversy


The Egyptian referee, Fahim Omar who handled the Dynamos-MC Alger match on Sunday night is not new to controversy after being fingered, last night, in a bribery scam that involved reigning African champions TP Mazembe.

A Caf official has confirmed that four Egyptian referees claim Mazembe tried to bribe them, and later threatened their lives when they refused to accept a payment of R75 000 before a match involving Tanzanian club Simba two weeks ago.

“Egyptian referees Yasser Abdel-Raouf, Ayman Deguesh, Tamer Salah and Fahim Omar submitted a report to the Caf informing them that they were offered a negotiable $10,000 bribe to ease TP Mazembe’s mission against Simba,” a Caf official told Ahramonline last night.—Sports Reporter