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Fifa dismisses Safa's protest over Bafana's World Cup defeat to Ghana

Safa CEO Tebogo Motlanthe had said his organisation had presented a strong case to <a class=Fifa regarding the controversial World Cup qualifier against Ghana."/>The SA Football Association (Safa) has had its protest to Fifa towards the end result of Bafana Bafana's 1-zero World Cup qualifying defeat to Ghana in Cape Coast on November 14 disregarded. 

The closely-disputed end result saw Ghana development to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with the aid of the narrowest of margins, level on 13 factors and purpose difference in Group G with SA however having scored extra dreams.

Safa stated on Friday nighttime: “Safa will keep in mind its alternatives after the world football governing body (FIFA) brushed off its protest after Bafana Bafana’s debatable 1-0 loss to the Black Stars of Ghana ultimate month.”

Safa CEO recommend Tebogo Monthlante stated as soon as Safa receives reasons for the final results, it'll take a seat down and weigh its alternatives.

Motlanthe turned into quoted as pronouncing: “We have acquired the decision with out information and we are able to request Fifa for the reasons and recollect our alternatives.”

The website Ghanasoccernet.Com charges a Fifa statement as announcing: “The protest lodged by way of SA has been declared inadmissible through the disciplinary committee because it did no longer meet the requirements foreseen below article forty six of the Fifa disciplinary code and article 14 of the Regulations of the Preliminary Competition of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

“The choice is difficulty to enchantment.”

Safa had suspected that the away suit in Cape Coast may also have been fixed and asked Fifa to analyze the behavior of Senegalese referee Maguette Ndiaye, who awarded a in shape-prevailing penalty and also made numerous different questionable decisions that benefited the West Africans.

Safa wanted the game to be replayed at a neutral venue and for action to be taken towards Ndiaye and his colleagues, Samba Elhadji Malick (assistant one), Camara Djibril (assistant ) and Gueye Daouda (fourth referee).

Safa sent files to the sector governing frame, and to the Confederation of African Football, which include a report by former Fifa referee Andile “Ace” Ncobo.

Ncobo said inside the file ninety.Nine% of the wrong decisions, of which there have been an unusually high share, made by way of Ndiaye went in opposition to Bafana. He said this proved the sport changed into “unlawfully manipulated” and that, in phrases of Fifa policies, the end result of a 1-0 win to Ghana ought to be made null and void.

Insiders had advised TimesLIVE that after submitting files that blanketed Ncobo's document, Safa performed in addition studies into the contentious dispute and sent new findings to Fifa and Caf.

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