Zambia versus Costa Rica: Offside or Not

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By Joseph Chibwe

Listening to debates that has erupted after the nullification of Partson Daka’s goal and consequently went down by a goal at the hand of Costa Rica, I have decided to be a football Judge and here is my verdict without any adjournment;-

WHAT IS AN OFF SIDE IN FOOTBALL?

A player is in an offside position if he is in the opposing team’s half of the field and is also “nearer to his opponents’ goal line than both the ball and the second-last opponent.”

…..It only becomes an offside position when he (attacking player) subsequently interferes with play (such as receiving a pass) interfere with an opponent or somehow gain an advantage by being in an offside (such as RECEIVING A DEFLECTED BALL)

now my ruling…

When Fashion Sakala fired that shoot at goal it went passed the Costa Rica’s goal keeper and got deflected on the upper goal Post and Daka who was already in an offside area received a deflected ball and eventually scored!

Hence I can safely say that Daka used the offside advantage in scoring the equalizing goal!

So the Referee and his video crew were absolutely right by nullifying Daka’s goal!

But should Fashion Sakala’s cross ball went inside the net with no interference from Daka (who was already in an offside position) that should have counted!

End of my ruling!

Ndiiiiii Ndiiiiiii Ndiiiiiiii court rise!

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6 Responses to Zambia versus Costa Rica: Offside or Not

  1. OK DATS GUD THOUGH I DID NT WATCH

    JACK MWENYA
    May 28, 2017 at 1:03 am
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  2. OK but ichisungu fye

    Deal with it
    May 28, 2017 at 7:02 pm
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  3. as much as i hate to admit it….yeah you are very right. but the refs decision came quite late in my opinion.

    francis
    May 29, 2017 at 8:19 am
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  4. Everything nowadays is interpreted by prophets and Seers. Why not ask Prophet Imakando or Major Seer Bushiri?

    Dayuk
    May 30, 2017 at 12:46 pm
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  5. First of all wrong interpretations about players is fashion sakala or Emmanuel Banda who smashed the cross bar

    christopher
    June 1, 2017 at 10:19 am
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  6. the white never wanted Zambia to win all the three matches,it was going to be an embaressement to them.they also wanted to favor the opponent period.

    sense
    June 3, 2017 at 12:38 pm
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