World football governing body FIFA has given the Ghana Football Association an opportunity to respond to protest filed by South African Football Association in relation to a World Cup qualifier played at the Cape Coast Stadium last Sunday. In a press release issued today, November 17, 2021, the Ghana Football Association has until 20th November 2021, to provide comments and documents about the protest.
“In view of the foregoing, the Ghana Football Association has the opportunity to provide the secretariat of FIFA Disciplinary Committee with any comments it deems appropriate on the aforementioned protest, if any, by 20 November 2021 at the latest, along with any document deemed necessary.”
“Finally for the sake of clarity please be informed that the FIFA Disciplinary Committee will decide on the protest using the file on its possession (cf. art. 20 par. 5 of the FDC).”
Both associations were notified through the release that the protest will be submitted to a member of FIFA Disciplinary Committee for decision and consideration on November 23 2021.
“Furthermore, we wish to inform the South Africa 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 in accordance with art 14(9) of the Regulations FIFA World Cup 2022, Preliminary Competition as well as art 46 and 54 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC).”
Earlier today, South Africa made fresh allegations against Senegalese referee Maguette Ndiaye over a penalty call made in favor of Black Stars in a World Cup qualifier. Speaking at a press conference, South African players and football officials came out with various forms of issues against the referee and expect full investigations to be concluded as soon as possible for a replay.
South Africa Football Association President Danny Jordan reveals that they contacted CAF President for assistance as soon as the game ended in Cape Coast.
South Africa goalkeeper and captain Ronwen Williams stated referee Maguette Ndiaye told him about how he will punish him even before the game was ushered into play.
Rushine De Reuck - the defender whose movement led to Daniel Amartey falling and getting a penalty for Ghana gave an account.
South Africans are optimistic of overturning the outcome for a replay. They have indicated how some machinations took place ahead of the epic clash last weekend. To them, these and other hidden factors brought the game into disrepute and ought not be given any credence.
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