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FIFA wades in Ghana and South Controversy


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World football governing body, FIFA, has said it will review South Africa’s defeat to Ghana following the complaints brought to it by the South Africa Football Federation (SAFA).

In the keenly contested make or mar tie for both Ghana and South Africa on Sunday, the decisive moment came when Daniel Amartey went down in the box in what seemed like a minimal contact from defender Rushine de Reuck, who was booked for his challenge. 

The penalty was converted by Ghanian captain, Andre Ayew and Ghana eventually emerged 1-0 winners. 

The result meant Ghana finished above South Africa in Group G on goals scored and progressed to Africa’s play-offs next March.

Safa chief executive, Tebogo Mothlante said Bafana Bafana were “robbed” by “questionable decisions” made by the Senegalese officiating team, which was headed by referee Maguette Ndiaye.

Meanwhile, Fifa on Tuesday stepped in the situation when it said in a statement released that it has received the complaints of SAFA and promised to review it.

“Fifa has received a complaint from the South African FA in relation to this matter and will review it.” The football body said in its statement.

This article was updated 2 months ago

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