SAFA Outlines Complaint To FIFA About Ghana Match

The South African Football Association (SAFA) on Wednesday – for the first time – gave details of its complaints sent to FIFA about Bafana’s 0-1 loss to Ghana.

The dubious loss at the weekend through a dodgy penalty unfairly ended Bafana’s run in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar qualifiers.

SAFA said they had analysed the match and were convinced the referee was biased against South Africa.

Former South African referee Andile “Ace” Ncobo who analysed the video footage of the match said the referee was “91 percent biased against Bafana”.

He said nearly all the incorrect decisions went against Bafana.  

Senegalese referee Moguetta Ndiaye penalised Bafana defender Rushine De Reuck for a non existent foul in the box.

Ncobo, however, noted that once the penalty had been awarded to Ghana and successfully converted, the referee’s performance suddenly improved.

SAFA also noted that even though Bafana went into the game leading Group G by three points, there was a spike of bets in favour of Ghana winning the match.

Ncobo a former FIFA referee said there was no way the world football body would allow the manipulated result to stand.

He said FIFA must find in favour of Bafana and have the game replayed.