Gambian Referee Bakary Gasama
Gambian Referee Bakary Gasama has finally reacted to the controversial game between Algeria and Cameroon in Algiers last month.
Gambian referee Bakary Papa Gassama has said negative criticisms don’t shake him because he has a strong personality.
He disclosed this in an interview after his return from Algeria where he officiated a tie breaking World Cup play-off between Algeria and Cameroon.
If they win you are the good referee and if they lose they label you as the bad referee,” he said. Despite the huge backlash he suffered after the Algeria versus Cameroon game, Papa Bakary Gassama is one of the eight referees from Africa selected for the World Cup in Qatar later this year. “The nomination alone is a plus for the Gambia and I’m very happy with it and the final list will be out in June,” he added.