With two Slimani goals disallowed in the 2-1 loss, the federation appealed to FIFA.
The day the president of the Algerian federation Charaf-Eddine Amara announced his resignation following the failure of his qualification for the World Cup, an appeal was filed with FIFA, asking for the repetition of the duel between the team from Algeria and Cameroon.
In a statement, the federation said that there was “a scandalous arbitration which distorted the result of the match”, which ended in the triumph of the Indomitable Lions (2-1), with a goal at 120 ” +4″. “The Federation is determined to use all legal means at its disposal to have its rights restored in a new game with guarantees of honesty and impartiality of arbitration,” it read.
In last Tuesday’s game, refereed by Bakary Gassama (Gambia), Slimani, a Sporting striker, was disallowed two goals. The Algerian federation also requested the opening of a FIFA investigation into the arbitration of the return match of the play-offs in the African zone which led to Cameroon’s qualification.
In terms of directives, Vice-President Mohamed Maouche will assume the leadership of the federation on an interim basis, until the holding of elections which could take place during this month of April.