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Ghana Move On From Penalty Drama?

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) appears to have moved on from the penalty shootout that terminated Bafana Bafana's chances of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

According to reports, the South African Football Association (SAFA) is still waiting for a response to their complaint over Senegalese match official Maguette Ndiaye, which was filed last month.

After a controversial decision to award Ghana a penalty in their 1-0 win against Bafana in their final group game of the second-round qualifying process, the South African organization accused the referee of tampering with the result.

The GFA, in response to the SAFA's complaint, rejected the charges made by Danny Jordaan and Tebogo Motlanthe.

However, the GFA's technical director, Bernhard Lippert (shown above), attempted to illustrate in a recent interview that Ghana's attention has already switched to the next round.

He told Citi Sports, "The recent encounter against South Africa has given me a lot of hope."

"We all know we have good players, but the last game was the first time I saw teamwork, togetherness, and enthusiasm."

In the penalty drama, Gyan supports Bafana Bafana.

"If we can show it in the play-off game, I'm confident we'll be able to compete with the other African teams."

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