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Ghana Football Association president Kurt Okraku has launched a scathing attack against SAFA.

At an inflammatory media briefing in Sandton earlier this week, the South African Football Association laid out the contents of its written complaint to FIFA following Bafana Bafana's contentious elimination by Ghana the previous weekend at an inflammatory media briefing in Sandton.



The national squad was defeated 1-0 by the Black Stars somewhere at Cape Coast Arena in a contest that has somehow become the subject of a possible match-fixing controversy over the decision of Senegalese game official Maguette Ndiaye. 


While neither SAFA president Danny Jordaan nor national team manager Hugo Broos made any direct allegations against the Ghanaians, they have both been extremely critical of their compatriots for the apparent sacrifices they made in Sunday's judicial process. 


The GFA released an inflammatory statement on Thursday, calling South Africa's comments and concerns "unexpected, reckless, and disrespectful," and denying that the authorities had affected the Black Stars' victory. 



Bafana Bafana's Okraku has now joined the fray, launching a scathing attack on SAFA's handling of the situation while concurrently dismissing Bafana Bafana's calibre in comparison to Ghana's. 


When did South Africa become just another football powerhouse like Ghana? Are we serious about this? " the GFA president announced


"That would be the worst South African squad I've seen in the previous five years, even though they have no right to be in the tournament." I'm furious at their approach, and they show such contempt for the quality of goods we have in Ghana. People should not treat a major football country like Ghana with such disdain, and it must not occur anymore. 



Why would the Republic of South Africa, specifically SAFA, believe they can enter the Mundial [World Cup] with two legs?This would not happen as Ghana should vigorously stand up for our rights. 


It's critical that Danny [Jordaan] be honest enough to admit that the Black Stars were by far the best team in the tournament on the day and throughout the campaign," he continued.



"The entire Ghana, their football fans, and the country at large, have lost the plot. What are they actually defending? Because the complaint isn’t against them, but against the referee. We all know Ghana is a powerhouse of African football, but we beat them fair and square here at home. They must also win fairly and not expect favors just because they are powerful. They were also expected to win against Ethiopia, as an African powerhouse, but they failed. "Let's all wait for FIFA to decide," said a South African national.


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