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BREAKING: FIFA rejects South Africa’s protest against Ghana

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA has rejected South Africa’s protest against Ghana.

According to the report, Fifa has rubbished South Africa’s claim against Ghana and Senegalese referee Maguitta Ndiaye following the 1-0 loss in the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers a fortnight ago.

Some few days ago, FIFA opened investigations into Ghana’s World Cup qualifier against Bafana Bafana at Cape Coast Stadium after the South African Football Association lodged a complaint.

Specifically, the penalty awarded to Ghana will be under review following the displeasures shown by SAFA after the game.

The Black Stars’ narrow win enabled them to reach the African World Cup play-offs, ousting South Africa at the top of the group on goals scored.

SAFA made the “formal complaint” on Monday about “questionable decisions” made by the match officials in Sunday’s 1-0 defeat by Ghana.

Bafana Bafana needed a draw to reach the third and final round of African qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, but Ghana won with the penalty
.SAFA raised concerns over the legitimacy of the decision and the display of the officiating team from Senegal, headed up by referee Maguette Ndiaye.

 Leicester City midfielder Daniel Amartey went down following what appeared minimal contact from defender Rushine de Reuck, who was booked for his challenge.

But it is now clear that the penalty was awarded after Amartey went down following the heavy pulling down from defender de Reuck.

Close video replays have shown that South African defender Rushine de Reuck dragged Ghana’s Daniel Amartey with both hands which resulted in the referee awarding a penalty kick to the Black Stars in their decisive 2022 World Cup qualifier on Sunday.

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