Ghana Pooh-Poohs SAFA Protest Filed With FIFA

FIFA has informed Ghana that it has received a complaint about the refereeing standard in the Black Stars’ versus Bafana Bafana World Cup 2022 crucial qualifier match that was decided by a dubious penalty scored by Dede Ayew.

In a letter dated 17 November 2021, FIFA said it had received a protest filed by the South African Football Association regarding the match.

“Furthermore, we wish to inform the South African Football Association as well as the Ghana Football Association that the above-mentioned protest will be submitted to a member of the FIFA disciplinary committee on 23 November 2021 for consideration and decision …”

The letter said the Ghana Football Association has the opportunity to provide the secretariat of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee with any comments it deems appropriate on the protest filed by South Africa, which alleges the ref displayed “extreme bias” against Bafana.

Ghana Football Association communications director Henry Asante-Twum has told Goal that South Africa’s protest for match-fixing following the Black Stars’ 1- 0 victory will lead nowhere.