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Ghana Football Association release scathing response to SAFA complaint

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The Ghana Football Association has delivered a scorching reaction to the proper grievance by SAFA to world football body FIFA in regards to the questionable World Cup qualifier. 

SAFA president Danny Jordaan definite an extensive conventional grievance made to FIFA following Bafana's questionable 1-0 World Cup qualifier rout to Ghana. 

The South African Football Association stopped a proper objection after Sunday's conflict was covered in contention in the midst of various problematic refereeing choices. 

Boss among the calls made by Senegalese ref Maguette N'Diaye was his questionable choice to grant Ghana a punishment for a supposed foul on Daniel Amartey, which at last brought about Andre Ayew scoring the game dominating objective from the spot. 

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Ghana has now unequivocally reacted to those cases made by SAFA, calling it stunning, unreliable and by and large discourtesy. 

"The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has firmly observed improvements in South Africa, both by the Football Association and the media after the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 last Group "G" game between the four-time African Cup of Nations (AFCON) Winners and three-time World Cup members and World Cup Quarter finalists, the Black Stars, and the South Africa public group, Bafana at the Cape Coast arena. 

It is stunning, unreliable, and altogether insolence to take note of that our partners from South Africa Football Association (with whom we have great associations with and common brandishing regard) have decided to spread misrepresentations to the media as opposed to extending the genuine image of occasions previously, during and after the game. 

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As a matter of first importance, before the actual game, lies about the distance among Accra and Cape Coast were delivered to the degree.

That it was asserted that the South African football crew required nine (9 hours to make the excursion from Accra to Cape Coast after they showed up in Ghana. Of course, the authority handle additionally tweeted during the match that the South African group was being threatened, attacked, and burglarized in Cape Coast. 


Actually the separation from Accra to Cape Coast is just 79 miles (127 km). Shockingly for our partners, Cape Coast is a traveler's city and many individuals across the world.

Have been to Cape Coast and would be stunned to hear such an unmitigated lie from no less a Football Association than the SAFA. Our partners failed to remember that we crushed them 2-0 in Cape Coast in November 2019 in a Cup of Nations qualifier. 

The all out driving time is a little more than two (2) hours and not 7 or 9 hours. Benevolently note that the South African Team was directed to Cape Coast by Police escort and motorcade. Truth be told, the South African group got to Cape Coast before the Black Stars got to Cape Coast. We encourage each South African and all benevolent football devotees to google the distance 

Consequently, the SAFA began making an establishment for a heap of falsehoods even before the game day itself. 

Out of regard and sportsmanship, the Ghana Football Association maintained its emphasis on the actual match not at all like our partners at SAFA.

On the other hand, these claims cast an uncertainty on the steady employment done by the authorities of the South African Embassy in Ghana. Indeed, FIFA and its guidelines doesn't permit any group to go on street for six (6) hours or nine (9) hours inside a country. One might ask, for what reason didn't the SAFA report this to FIFA or CAF. (The FIFA standard is 200 km warrant a flight). 

Despite the fact that we accept that it is inside the South African Football Association's on the whole correct to call for examination, if they feel that specific elements added to their misfortune, we wish to express that the way and way lies, and claims have been tossed into the public space has been entirely untrustworthy prompting injury and savagery. 

We wish to state completely that the charges are paltry, ridiculous and needs justifies and ought to be treated with all the disdain that it merits. These charges from South Africa Football Association are only an arranged plan and a determined endeavor to move center from the loss, redirect consideration from their inability to fit the bill for the end of the season games and unreasonably mark the well deserved triumph of the Black Stars. 

Is it not miserable that even guiltless Ball Boys (Ball Retrievers) were not saved in the claims? 

Truth be told, the Ghana Football Association won't permit the SAFA to visit its ineptitude on it through these charges. Is it not abnormal that the Coach of the South African National Team imagined that FIFA will utilize Head-to-Head when two groups end the gathering stage with similar number of focuses and must be revised by the media?

The South African group really thought Ghana required a 2-0 edge to qualify when Ghana required any success to qualify per the FIFA Regulations on the qualifiers. 

Once more, is it not abnormal that when the Technical Team of the Black Stars was breaking down every player of the South African group (counting their goalkeepers and objectives they have surrendered and how they react during extra shots) SAFA says contender investigation is strange to the sport of football.

Possibly they should check from the top groups of the world. This is how The Black Stars help the planning of each match, as it is required from each expert football crew arrangement. 

To be sure, it has become important to react to the ridiculous charges since it is basic for us (GFA) to secure the honesty of football in Africa and across the globe. 

It is likewise important that everybody related with the game last Sunday (Home and Away Teams) worked autonomously, liberated from any type of terrorizing or dread.

Truth be told, the authority photographic artist and media group connected to the Bafana worked with most extreme cooperation and with incredible help from the media group of Ghana, similar to any remaining authorities. 

The Black Stars is an internationally acknowledged brand that would not enjoy any demonstration to bring the game into offensiveness. Ghana has been to three FIFA World Cup Tournaments and stays the main African country in history to win the FIFA World Youth Championships in 2009.

We buckled down for the triumph against South Africa. The Black Stars played well and won on merit with practically no type of help from the directing authorities. 

The Ghana Football Association approach the South African Football Association to mindfully acknowledge rout and recognize the Black Star's accomplishment on the field, for this isn't whenever Ghana first has crushed South Africa and this won't be the last time.

Indeed, every South African knows the family of the Black Stars in football, an explanation the group has a great deal of continuing in South Africa. The GFA will keep on extending the positive picture of football and secure the respectability of the game across the globe. 

The GFA wishes to state plainly that we will consistently work inside the FIFA Regulations and spotlight on our next match which is a set up to contend with any of the certified groups we might be combined against. 

As a decent donning Association, we realize that Bafana gave it their everything except lost to a superior group (and should be straightforward to tell the South African public this). We wish Bafana and our associates at SAFA you can't win them all. 


We wish to express that we have gotten correspondence from FIFA and would react properly inside the ambit of the FIFA Regulations."

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