The cause being her average performance during the Kenya VS Ghana match.
The AFCON is already over for Jeanne Ekoumou. The only central Cameroonian referee of the tournament was suspended by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) the day after the match of group A that led between Kenya and Ghana. She granted two completely imaginary penalties to both teams. The first to Ghana and the second to Kenya.
An extremely average performance, highly criticized on social networks. The CAF was quick to pronounce its suspension. Jeanne Ekoumou was discharged from the hotel where she resided in Limbe and returned to Yaounde. Her entourage says she is very affected by this situation. For her fellow Cameroonian referees, there is no cause for alarm.
“This suspension does not mean that the Cameroonian arbitration must be called into question. Even the best referees in the world have been mistaken at least once. We have very good referees. She just mismanaged the pressure due to the size of the competition and the public, “said Lambert Eyene, former referee.
It is a hard blow for the Cameroonian arbitration, but it remains a human error adds Robert Bati II, another former man of the whistle. Different sound from Jean de Dieu Baboule. If he says to be with all his heart with his suspended sister, the old man in black poses the question of selection at the base. “The best Cameroonian referee today is Thérèse Rassa Neguel. She could not be there because she was chosen for the U20 women’s world championship. But it must be acknowledged that the choice of FECAFOOT on Ekoumou was perhaps not good, “he says.
Jeanne Ekoumou is not the only woman to have been punished for the whistle. The Burundian Suavis Iratunga, director of the game between Zimbabwe and Egypt, was also excluded from the tournament.