World soccer ruling body, FIFA, have thrown out Zambia’s protest against centre referee Joshua Bondo
Botswana referee Bondo was the man at the centre during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Chipolopolo of Zambia at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo and the complain is about the decision of the referee to disallow a goal scored by the Zambians in the 23rd minute of the crucial encounter.
Zambia had earlier written a protest letter dated October 10, 2017 to FIFA prompting the football body to turn down their protest bid.
FIFA’s decision to turn down the protest was contained in a letter signed by Julien Deux, who is the Deputy Secretary to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.
The aforementioned match between Nigeria and Zambia took place on the 7th of October with the Super Eagles emerging 1-0 victors courtesy a second hand goal from substitute Alex Iwobi.
The goal was enough to seal Nigeria’s place at next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia as the first African country to qualify for the tournament.