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Ghanaian football fan killed in South Africa for arguing on controversial penalty call for Ghana in the World Cup Qualifiers Featured

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South African-based Ghanaian football fan, Yaw Owusu has been stabbed straight to death by some locals after insisting the penalty awarded to Ghana was a clear one in their epic clash in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier.


The incident happened at a small town called Mzuluku, where the Ghanaian victim resides and works as a Barber.

The Black Stars inflicted a narrow 1-0 victory over the Bafana Bafanas last Sunday in Cape Coast to advance into the final and playoff round of the qualifiers.
Skipper Andre Ayew converted a penalty which was somehow controversially won by Daniel Amartey on the 31st minute- an incident which has created divided opinions especially in the two countries.
This has also forced the South African Football Association (SAFA) to file an official complaint to FIFA calling for an immediate investigations on the Senegalese referee Muguetta Ndiaye on the penalty decision and are simply calling for a replay at a neutral venue.
An eye-witness of this unfortunate incident narrated what actually resulted into all this to Kumasi-based Fox FM. He said; 
"Yaw Owusu, a 39-year-old man who works at a saloon had a few arguments with his apprentice before the game on Sunday, the argument resurfaced on Monday morning after the controversies on the penalty and he stabbed him to death,” he said as quoted by
“We are now trying to find his family members in Ghana. The tension on Ghanaians here are very high.The South Africans have threatened to deal with Ghanaians here after their petition to FIFA."
“We are pleading with authorities to come to our aid here since things may be scarier soon. I don’t thing Ghanaians are too safe as I speak to you." He sadly concluded.

By: Iddriss Abdul Rahim

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