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Raja Make Formal Complaint over Referee Peter Waweru’s Performance In Pirates’ Game

Moroccan giants Raja Casablanca have made a formal complaint over the performance of referee Peter Waweru in the Green Eagles’ draw against Orlando Pirates in Johannesburg on Sunday.

Raja were held to 1-1 draw by the Sea Robbers in their 2020/2021 CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinal, first leg clash leaving both sides with all to play in the second leg that will be played in Casablanca next Sunday.

Vincent Pule gave hosts Orlando Pirates the lead after 39 minutes, while Ben Malango equalized for visitors Raja at the hour mark.

However, the questionable refereeing by Waweru highly affected the result of the game as the hosts were arguably denied a penalty.

As a result, Raja decided to file a complaint against the Kenyan official adding that he denied them a clear goal scoring opportunity.

“Raja Casablanca has sent a note of protest to CAF, following the poor performance by Kenyan referee Peter Waweru, in the first leg of CAF CC quarter-finals,” reads part of the club statement.

“The referee’s mistakes had a direct impact on the final result, as he denied Raja Club Athletic a penalty following a clear handball offence on the 48th minute and saved the opponent’s goalkeeper by offside flag on 24th minute.

“While condemning the poor performance of the referee, Raja Club Athletic would like to recall previous instances where the club faced similar difficulties, either in present CAF CC campaign or the previous editions of CAF Competitions.”

Orlando Pirates are set to host their Moroccan counterpart next Sunday May 23 at the Stade Mohamed 5 in Casablanca.

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