Djamel Belmadi must face the wrath of the Gambian Federation, following his controversial remarks against Gambian referee Bakary Gassama after the disqualification of Algeria against Cameroon in the play-offs of the 2022 World Cup.
Djamel Belmadi still cannot digest the elimination of Algeria, which will not participate in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and continues to attack the referee who officiated the meeting, the Gambian Bakary Gassama, solely responsible for the defeat of the Fennecs, according to him.
“I’m not saying you should kill him, but you shouldn’t leave him”launched the Algerian technician who believes that the Gambian has committed several “serious errors” during this meeting.
“He took away the hope of a whole people and we leave him like that”, fumes the one who won CAN 2019 with the neighboring country before being eliminated in the first round of CAN 2021. “There were two men of the match, in this match: the first is Bakary Gassama and the second is the Cameroonian goalkeeper André Onana”he quips.
Words that do not pass on the side of the Gambian Federation which has decided to turn to FIFA and CAF. “The Federation has lodged an official complaint with the Algerian Football Federation in this regard, and officially requested FIFA and CAF to open investigations and disciplinary proceedings against the head coach of the football club. ‘Algerian national football team Mr. Djamel Belmadi’, reports the press release from the FGF.
“Based on the above, we have also asked the Algerian federation to make a public statement condemning the actions of Mr. Belmadi and all verbal attacks against Mr. Gassama by Algerians and to take all necessary precautions to prevent their officials and nationals to make further negative remarks and threats against the person of Mr. Gassama. Otherwise, their federation will be held responsible and complicit in any harm that may happen to it.adds the same source.