Botev request for foreign refs for Bulgarian Cup semi-final denied

March 21 – The Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) has rejected the request from Botev Plovdiv to appoint foreign referees for their upcoming Bulgarian Cup semi-final matches against CSKA Sofia, to be played over two legs.

CSKA and Botev Plovdiv met in a league game last weekend, which Sofia won 4:0. After the match, Botev Plovdiv were critical of the refereeing.

A Botev statement said: “PFK Botev acknowledges its own mistakes that led to the unpleasant 4:0 loss,

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