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Penalty Gone Wrong As Ghana And South Africa Engage In War of Words

It appears the penalty awarded Black Stars of Ghana last Sunday has gone wrong as South Africa and Ghana engage in war of words. 

Ghana Football Association has responded strongly to accusations leveled by their counterparts in the Southern part of Africa. They regard claims by South Africa as falsehood.

“It is shocking, irresponsible, and outright disrespect to note that our colleagues from South Africa Football Association (with whom we have good relationships with and mutual sporting respect) have chosen to spread falsehoods to the media rather than project the real picture of events before, during and after the game.”

GFA continued to urge their colleagues in South Africa to accept last weekend’s defeat in a responsible manner since Black Stars are capable of beating Bafana Bafana anytime. 

“The Ghana Football Association call on the South African Football Association to responsibly accept defeat and show respect to the Black Star’s achievement on the field, for this is not the first time Ghana has defeated South Africa and this will not be the last time. In fact, every South African knows the pedigree of the Black Stars in football, a reason the team has a lot of following in South Africa. The GFA will continue to project the positive image of football and protect the integrity of the game across the globe.” 

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.”

The Ghana Football Association has indicated readiness to respond accordingly.

“We wish to state that we have received correspondence from FIFA and would respond appropriately within the ambit of the FIFA Regulations.”

Earlier yesterday, 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.

Danny Jordan, captain Ronwen Williams and Rushine De Reuck all have various accounts of the incident.

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