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South Africa protest against Ghana confirmed by FIFA; November 23 set for official hearing Featured

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The World's Highest Football governing body, FIFA have confirmed the South African Football Association (SAFA)'s protest against referee Maguette Ndiaye following their defeat to Ghana in the World Cup qualifiers last Sunday in Cape Coast Stadium.

Andre Ayew's penalty goal on the 32nd minute powered the Black Stars to a sweet and precious victory over the Bafana Bafanas to finish as winners of Group C and  also advanced into the playoff round.

Per reports after the game, SAFA had reported the perfomance of the Senegalese official on the day to FIFA suspecting a match-fixing elsewhere calling for an immediate investigations on the issue and also calling for a possible rematch.
The South African FA boss Danny Jordan however, also broke his silence on the same trend and was very optimistic they were going to recieve some positive outcome which is now looking like happening.
FIFA in their open letter in response to the complaint filed by SAFA, have stated they are going to refer the issue to their Disciplinary Committee to hold a sitting on November 23, which is next week to determine the actual truth of the issue.
However, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) have also been given an ultimatum of November 20, to also submit any response against the protest levelled against them and the referee.
Below is the FIFA response to SAFA on the issue;
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