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CAF Finally Breaks The Silence On Bafana Ghana Referee Saga

Two weeks ago, there was a FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier game between Ghana and South Africa, the match was a decider where one of the teams was going to go through to the play-offs, and the game ended with so much controversy after the Senegalese referee Maguette Ndiaye awarded the Black Stars a penalty that sparked so much debate around the world.

The South African Football Association has launched a complaint with the Federation of International Football Association against the referee as they felt the referee was not fair on his decisions, they asked FIFA To reveiw the match and make a rulling on whether they think the decisions taken on the day were fair, including the penalty decision.

The Confederation of African Football ajs spoken about the refereeing stabdard on the continental and they said that there are good referees in Africa, but they admitted that there are bad referees and also those who are far from bad, they just need training and that is something they are looking at.

Speaking in an extraordinary meeting, CAF president Patrice Motsepe mentioned that CAF is planning on paying the referee good money and also take care of them going forward so that they can take refereeing as their serious careers.

“That’s why the announcement that we’re making today regarding referees is critically important. Africa has got good referees, we’ve got world-class referees. We’ve also got referees who are not so good. Then we’ve also got referees who are even further from not so good, but they all try. We want to train them, and also pay them good money and look after them. So that they can make a career out of being referees," he said.

As it stands, South African soccer fans and the Ghanaians are eagerly waiting for the outcome from FIFA After they say on the 25th November 2021 to discuss the issue regarding the complaint bu SAFA.


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