Refereeing killed us, says Hollman

Omar AbdelAziz
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CAIRO: Zamalek coach Reiner Hollman launched a vicious attack on refereeing in the wake of his team s second defeat to Ahly in one week.

The Whites were undone by two goals from Ahmed Hassan and Moataz Eno in the Super Cup final, following last week s 2-1 CAF Champions League defeat.

However, Hollman refused to admit his second straight defeat with Zamalek, as he pointed his finger at refereeing once again.

Austrian referee Fritz Stuchlik waved play on after Amir Abdel-Hamid s slight contact with Zamalek s Ahmed Abdel-Raouf.

Stuchlik then ruled out Junior Agogo s goal for an offside, before sending off Zamalek defender Wissem El-Abdi for protesting.

The referee killed us, I can t believe he is registered by FIFA, Hollman said in the post-match conference.

This referee should go back to his country by bus after his awful performance today. He was not focused on the game at all.

We had a clear penalty in the second half, and we had a valid goal disallowed after that.

I can tell you that my contract with Zamalek will only last one month if things remained like that. We lost two games only because of refereeing.

Zamalek coach Tarek Yehia pledged to register victory over Dynamos Harare in the African Champions League next week, following the second successive defeat in the Cairo derby.

We are getting better, Yehia told Modern Sport after the game.

On Sunday, Zamalek will register the first three points in their African campaign against Dynamos.

Yehia echoed criticism voiced by manager Reiner Hollmann over refereeing.

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