‘Thank you to those who fought hard to stop my career’, Famous Egyptian Referee Gehad Grisha Retires

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Renowned Egyptian referee Gehad Grisha has announced his retirement from the game, four months before the Africa Nations Cup.

Grisha whose career span over two decades retired at the age of 45 and used the occasion to hit back at “those who worked hard to stop my career”.
According to Egyptian publication, Kingfut, the former Referee who is also a Petroleum company employee announced his retirement on social media after officiating the 2021 Arab Club Championship final.
“I would like to thank the respected Union of Arab Football Associations, captain Khalil Galal and Gamal El-Sherif, a man of great value,” Grisha posted on his Facebook account.
“Congratulations to my colleagues El-Banna, Abo Elregal, Ahmed, Amin, and Nyala for honoring Egyptian and Arab referees and honoring my career, you are wonderful.
“From Morocco, I thank the Lord Almighty, praise be to god, praise be to god, praise be to god. This is the end of my domestic, African, Arab, and international career.
“Thank you to everyone, thank you to those who supported me, and thank you to those who fought me and worked hard to stop my career, but it’s god’s will.
“It’s the end of a 25-year journey and praise be to god, I’m fully satisfied with what I’ve accomplished after a long and hard career where I worked hard for years and years,” he concluded.
In his 25-year career, Grisha officiated Nigeria’s AFCON matches against Zambia (2013) and Tunisia (2019).

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