Algerians accused Referee Gassama of Bribery and Corruption
Once a good, now a corupt human
It is said that human kind will praise you only when you make them happy.
The Gambian born Pap Bakary Gassama who is one of the African referees to have been selected by the FIFA to officiate during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been an object of sabotage for the Algerians since the day he officiated the match between Algeria and Cameroon at Bilda that saw the qualification of The Indomitable Lions to the world cup.
Since then, the Algerians have been sending petitions to the FIFA for a replay of the match saying Gassama was unprofessional and officiated the match in favor of Cameroon because the Cameroonian FECAFOOT president : Samuel Eto’o bribed him before the match. The FIFA overlooked their complaints and still choosed him to as one of the African referees to be present at In Qatar.
This same Gassama during an AFCOON semi-finals in 2019 gave Algeria a free kick the the 94th minute that saw them qualify for the finals and winning. That day, he was the best referee in the world. They praised him but today, they accused him of bribery and corruption.