Football

Rewa Seek Clarification Over ‘Red Card’ Incident

“A couple of things happened in the last 10 minutes where questionable decisions were made and our coach has all the rights to question them.
02 Nov 2021 16:39
Rewa Seek Clarification Over ‘Red Card’ Incident
Rewa goalkeeper Mohammed Alam fails to stop Alex Saniel’s drive during the Digicel Premier League clash at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, on October 31, 2021. Suva won 2-1. Photo: Leon Lord

The Rewa Football Association is going to seek clarification from the Fiji Football Association on why their coach Roderick Singh was red carded by the referee.

The incident occurred after Singh questioned the referee over a penalty being awarded to Suva, a minute away from full-time.

Suva striker Christopher Wasasala was successful with his attempt as they ran away with a 2-1 win in the Digicel Premier League clash.

Rewa FA president, Nazeel Buksh, said they’re seeking clarification on referee Neeshil Varman’s decision.

‘We’re disappointed with the referee’s decision,” Buksh said.

“A couple of things happened in the last 10 minutes where questionable decisions were made and our coach has all the rights to question them.

“He (Singh) was not abusive, nor was he aggressive. To get the red card, we do not agree with it.

“We will go back to Fiji FA and seek clarification. If possible we will try to reverse the decision.”

Meanwhile, the win has seen Suva end their four consecutive losses in the competition.

Suva coach, Babs Khan, said he was grateful to the players and officials for the win.

“We had an emergency meeting with the president and it worked out for us,” he said.

The Capital City side take on Nadroga, this weekend.

Khan said they are not making any prediction since Nadroga have improved after getting the services of Kamal Swamy as coach.

“Watch their (Nadroga) game and see what Kamal has done for them so we’ll not make any prediction,” he added.

Khan said his senior players rose to the occasion as they controlled the game.

The return of Wasasala and Ravinesh Karan Singh boosted the Suva strike force as they combined well with Alex Saniel.

“We had plenty leaders on the ground and it showed that we can bounce back to be champions again.”

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