Aleksandr Konochkin: We have suspicions to consider Daniyar Sakhi’s refereeing as biased
I would like to draw the attention of football experts, sports journalists, fans to the blatant episodes of the Kazakhstan Football Championship match among the teams of the Premier League FC Tobol vs FC Astana, which took place on July 5 in Kostanay. We have prepared a video clip of episodes of a very strange, in our opinion, unskilled and possibly deliberately biased refereeing of the Referee of the match Daniyar Sakhi from Kyzylorda and his assistants. Judge for yourself:
8 July, 2018
Nusserbayev deliberately jumps to Anicic with the aim of causing injury – no struggle for the ball is there, not even close! The forward of Tobol drove the body into the head of our defender, this is an obvious send-off, but the referee did not even fix the violation of the rules!
Infinite fixation of the offside position, the erroneousness of which is visible even to the naked eye!
Constant breaking ups of attacks, unjustified rudeness of Kankava in a number of episodes!
Zulpa’s explicit intentional play by hand in his own penalty area after the passage of Tomasov – the referee remained silent.
Nusserbayev, feeling impunity, straight-footed attacked Kleinheisler – just a yellow card, however this action, which could entail a prolonged injury to the player.
The referee, again has compassion for Nusserbayev – failure of the prospective attack on Muzhikov, the referee must show 2nd yellow, however, the referee has compassion for the forward of Tobol.
Fedin in his penalty knocks Despotovic down – on the video replay it is clear that Fedin kicks the forward of Astana exactly on his feet – 100% penalty, but Sakha’s whistle was silent.
We are preparing a letter to the KFF and PFLK with a request to analyze in detail the actions of the referee of the match Daniyar Sakhi, as well as his assistants in this match – Sergey Vasyutin (Almaty) and Sergey Kalachev (Atyrau) and to evaluate their work in this match. We have every reason to assume that the work of the refereeing team was intentionally biased. We will strive for excluding Daniyar Sakhi from officiating of matches in Kazakhstan, and also we will connect competent law enforcement agencies if our suspicions about biased judging or interest of the third parties who are in collusion with the above-mentioned referee are confirmed.
Obviously, the rigid and principled position of the KFF to the “strange” matches and biased judging, which was manifested in the disqualification of Aleksey Bobrov and Igor Aleshin, did not reach the “referees” like Sakhi. Well, we hope that he will not get out of responsibility and get what he deserves.
We also intend to strive for the maximum long-term disqualification of the FC Tobol player Tanat Nusserbayev, who deliberately tried to inflict physical injuries on two players of Astana, Anicic and Kleinheisler.
Aleksandr Konochkin, Sports Director of FC Astana