Bulgarian referee banned until end of season
The Bulgarian football union has banned a referee until the end
of the season for erroneously disallowing a goal in the Bulgarian
The union says that its referees’ commission has taken Ahmed
Ahmed off the list until the end of the season for unsatisfactory
performance during the match between Levski Sofia and Litex Lovech
on March 13. Levski won 1-0.
The commission also banned linesman Georgi Kovachev for 15
matches for his ”inadequate decisions” during the game.
The ruling followed protests by Litex, coached by former
Bulgarian great Hristo Stoitchkov, over the referee’s decision to
disallow an equalizing goal in injury time.