FIFA has thrown out Zambia’s protest, regarding the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria on October 7 in Uyo.
The Super won the match 1-0 and qualified for their third straight World Cup, with a match to spare in African qualifying Group B.
But the Football Association of Zambia were aggrieved that the referee, Joshua Bondo, was not entirely fair in his handling of the match.
FAZ filed a formal protest to FIFA asking them to look into the matter.
The Chipolopolo are angry that their ‘goal’ was disallowed by Bondo.
The goal in question was scored after one of the assistant referees, had clearly flagged for offside and effectively stopped play.
However, in a letter addressed to FAZ and signed by Julien Deux of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, the world football governing body dismissed the case for lacking merit, telling the Zambians to accept the result and referring them to Article 15, Paragraph 6 of the World Cup regulations.
FIFA said there was “no evidence of any infringement of the regulations by the referees”.