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Pictorial Evidence Shows Penalty Awarded Black Stars Was Legitimate Or Not

A pictorial evidence appears to vindicate Senegalese referee Maguette Ndiaye for awarding a penalty to Black Stars of Ghana last Sunday. 

The picture shows South African player Rushine De Reuck pulling the jersey of Leicester City and Black Stars defender Daniel Amartey as the ball was whipped in. The player continued to hold the jersey of his opponent before the final decision. 

In one picture, the two players are seen standing as Daniel Amartey is closely marked by Rushine De Reuck. The players looked ready for the ball. 

In the second picture, the South African has his hands at the back of the Ghanaian defender inside the box. The Ghanaian is the one in front followed by the South African. Another South African player has his back facing the duo. 

The third picture shows how Rushine pulls Daniel Amartey for the ball. He had all hands at the back of Daniel Amartey, pulling him as strong as he can. He seems not to be giving a chance for the ball. 

These are the three pictorial evidence pointing to the fact that the center referee did not err in his final call. 

Ghana hosted South Africa in an epic clash at the Cape Coast Stadium last Sunday. The 2022 World Cup qualifier was crucial based on how it determined the fate of the two teams. Before the final clash, Black Stars of Ghana had dropped points after drawing 1 - 1 with Ethiopia, while South Africa edged Zimbabwe courtesy a lone goal. The outcomes put Ghana and South Africa on 10 and 13 points respectively. To qualify or not had to be decided in Cape Coast last weekend. 

Black Stars of Ghana were awarded a penalty by Senegalese referee after Daniel Amartey had been pulled in the box by Rushine De Reuck. 

The penalty has generated an intense argument on social media concerning the legitimacy of the incident. South African football officials have expressed a desire to contest the decision by filing an official protest to world football governing body FIFA via the Confederation of African Football, CAF. Some Ghanaians and South Africans are divided over the decision. Whereas some believe the penalty was licit, others are of the opinion that there was virtually no contact between Daniel Amartey and Rushine De Reuck. Others have labeled the contact as soft. 

The pictorial evidence after going viral could help settle the matter. If South Africa go by their words of contesting the decision, it may aid bring finality to the matter.

Content created and supplied by: Abdul-Jalilu (via Opera News )

Daniel Amartey Ghanaian Rushine Rushine De Reuck Senegalese


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