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Ghana FA statement is distatasteful and full of inaccuracies - SAFA CEO Tebogo Motlanthe Featured

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The South Africa Football Association CEO, Tebogo Motlanthe has rubbished GFA's reponse to their recent protest describing it as unfortunate and distasteful.


South Africa slipped to a painful 1-0 loss against Ghana in Cape Coast last Sunday, denying them the opportunity to advance into the playoff round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

The South Africa FA came out after the game to label some wild allegations and accusations on the Senegalese referee and also the Ghanaian FA accusing the two of bad officiating and maltreatment respectively.
In an open response letter this morning, the Ghana Football Association disregarded those claims and allegations labelling it as shocking and nothing sort of blatant lies.
Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer of SAFA has also clarified things and explain their complaints as a way of hitting back having added by saying the GFA release is full of inaccuracies. He said;
“The Safa position has never been nine hours. The coach said it was three hours, plus two hours which we can’t blame Ghana for — it is their immigration rules."
"But we are also saying let’s let the Fifa process take place, and we will respect the decision."
“We find the GFA’s statement unfortunate and distasteful because it is full of inaccuracies. We did not submit any complaint to the Ghana FA about our treatment in Ghana.”
However, the South African Football Association have already launched an official complaint to FIFA who have also confirmed they will refer the issue to their Disciplinary Committee on November 23 to deliberate and determine the actual truth of the heated issue

By: Iddriss Abdul Rahim

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