The referee was biased and favoured the Black Satellites - Benin coach Valere Houandinou

Published on: 07 August 2018

The head coach of the Benin U-20 team Valere Houandinou says the referee was biased toward them against the Black Satellites of Ghana in a 3-1 defeat at the Cape Coast Stadium last Saturday.

The Young Squirrels took the lead courtesy Allagbani Saliou's goal in the 28th minute but a brace from WAFA's Richard Danso and one from Konda completed a remarkable comeback for the Black Satellites in the first leg of the African Youth Championship.

Speaking after the game, Coach Houandinou says "African referees always seek to favour home teams in competitive games", citing this as the reason why his side lost the game.

“I don’t like commenting on the performance of referees, but our continent has suffered from biased officiating all the time."

“The problem we have in Africa is that referees always give home advantage and that is what happened in our game against Ghana. He was biased and did everything possible to favour the home team."

According to him, they would work on their mistakes to make sure that they overturn the deficit in the return encounter to qualify ahead of Ghana.