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Hugo Broos: 'The referee allowed Ghana to play aggressively throughout' Featured

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South Africa head coach Hugo Broos has expressed his disappointment on the perfomance of Senegalese referee Ndiaye Maguette following their slim defeat against Ghana in the World Cup qualifiers.

The Bafana Bafanas were in a pole position to advance into the playoff but painfully slipped to a 1-0 defeat against the Black Stars in their final group game at the Cape Coast Stadium.

Skipper Andre Ayew's 32nd minute penalty was enough for the Black Stars to cruise into the final hurdle of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Ghana after this victory finished as winners of Group G with the most number of goals scored after both countries had tied on 13 points each.
Speaking in the post-match presser, the Belgian gaffer has expressed his displeasure on the referee's perfomance accusing him of allowing Ghana to play aggressively throughout the game.
Also, he noted that, he didn't actually see clearly what the cause of the penalty was but only saw his players in an astonishing mood. He said; 
"I was very disappointed with the perfomance of the referee because he allowed Ghana to play aggressively."
"On the penalty, i didn't see anything because it mostly difficult to see an incident in that angle from the bench. The only thing i saw was Amartey lying down and my players looking surprised."
"I'm disappointed today because we were very close. It was only  decided with a goal difference. Like you said we did well in the last three months."
"Ghana is a very good side. They are one of the best in Africa, they have quality players and could possibly qualify. We came with just one mindset and that was to win but we came up against a strong side. No one can blame us for not qualifying."
"We should have killed it the Zimbabwe game, we should have scored more goals to qualify and that would have made it impossible for Ghana to qualify."
"It didn't have any impact on us. I didn't know Ghana needed just a win because i didn't check the table, i only went to post-match five minutes after the Ethiopia game." He concluded

By: Iddriss Abdul Rahim

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