Tuesday, 23 November 2021 09:33

Final verdict on Ghana-South Africa game to be released by FIFA today Featured

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The Federation International Football Associations (FIFA) will be coming out with the final verdict of South Africa's protest against Ghana which has resulted in a fierce banter between the two Federations in the last few weeks.

The Black Stars nipped on Andre Ayew's first half penalty to edge out the Bafana Bafanas narrowly to finish as winners of Group G and subsequently also made it into the playoff round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The talking point after the epic clash, has been the penalty that was awarded for Ghana which has somehow brought some unhealthy blemishes on the win - an incident the South African FA decided not to accept in a good faith and have even referred to FIFA for investigations which is currently ongoing.
Black Stars defender Daniel Amartey was found being pushed down in the penalty box by Bafana Bafana centre-back Rushine de Reuck, an incident which Senegalese referee Ndiaye Maguette pointed to the spot quickly since he was very close to the action.
SAFA President Danny Jordan and his CEO Tebogo Motlanthe, since then have made some wild accusations against the GFA and also the referee, accusing them of match-fixing and maltreatment having called on FIFA for investigations.
However, the Ghana FA also responded quickly in an open release where they squashed SAFA's accusations describing it as nothing but a palpable fallacy.
With all these, the continent's highest football governing body also announced they will be referring the issue to their Disciplinary Committee on November 23, 2021 which happens to be today for the final ruling.
The South Africans mainly are calling for a replay of the game whiles the Ghanaians also believe they won on fair grounds without cheating or maltreating their counterparts in anyway.
Final verdict expected ti be issued by the close of today.

By: Iddriss Abdul Rahim

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