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South Africa FA To Petition FIFA And CAF For Re-Match Of Ghana’s Game Following Painful Defeat



South Africa FA To Petition FIFA And CAF For Re-Match Of Ghana's Game Following Painful Defeat

Black Stars captain and Al Sadd player, Andre Dede Ayew scored from the spot to book Ghana a place for the World qualifiers playoff in March 2022.

Going into the game, the Bafana Bafana lads only needed a draw or avoid defeat having topped the group with 13 points to progress to the next stage, but were denied the opportunity by Ghana away from home.

Following the Bafana Bafana painful defeat to the Black Stars of Ghana, they want Senegalese referee Moguetta Ndiaye to be investigated.

The Chief Executive Officer of the South African Football Association, Tebogo Motlanthe, has said that they suspect a foul play in the FIFA World Cup qualifier defeat to the Black Stars.

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He has alleged that match-fixing was at play at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium as the Bafana Bafanas lost the Group G playoffs spot following their defeat to the Black Stars.

Senegalese referee Moguetta Ndiaye penalized South Africa defender Rushine De Reuck for a foul on Black Stars Daniel Amartey in the 32nd minute as the two players were in a scramble from a corner kick.

Black Stars captain Andre Dede Ayew sored from the spot to mark his 100th national team appearance with a goal thereby winning the game for Ghana.

“We suspect the game was fixed and our position is that it must be investigated. The conduct of the match officials left much to be desired and we want both CAF and FIFA to investigate. We salute the boys and the technical team for the good work they have done,” Motlanthe told TimesLive in an interview.

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“We went to the match commissioner [Kachalla Babagana Kalli from Nigeria] after the game and told him our intention to lodge a complaint with both Fifa and CAF on how the officiating of the game was.”

“It was a daylight robbery. The penalty incident was not in isolation. We’ll be writing an official letter to Fifa and CAF tomorrow [today] for them to investigate the conduct of the match officials,” he added.

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Meanwhile, the Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has congratulated the Black Stars of Ghana on their hard-fought 1-0 victory over South Africa in the penultimate stage of the FIFA World Cup on Sunday evening at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.

“Congratulations to the Black Stars for topping Group G to qualify for the World Cup play-offs following a hard-fought victory over South Africa,” he said.

He said, “Sorry to Bafana Bafana for missing the play-off by a whisker.”

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