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Penalty Saga is Far from Over :SA-Ghana Ref In Hot Water Again?

It seems like this issue is now becoming being far from over. If you can recall this thing happened last year and it is still brought into board. Resulting it from being far from over. And this is not a good thing because issues has to be resolved so that they can pass.

The Senegalese official who was the reason for much contention during South Africa's 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Ghana is once more under the magnifying lens.

On Sunday evening, Maguette Ndiaye was entrusted with directing a north African derby as Morocco and Egypt conflicted in the quarter-last phase of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Record AFCON champs Egypt dominated the match 2-1 in extra-time, however in the 77th moment of the experience, a fight resulted between the sides after Egyptian forward Mostafa Mohamed fouled Achraf Hakimi.

Ndiaye hurried to the scene as he hoped to play peacemaker however appeared to push Morocco's Munir El Haddadi simultaneously, with the Sevilla man grasping his face as he dropped to the floor.

The arbitrator figured out how to fix the game once again, reserving both Mohamed and Hakimi because of the squabble.

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Ndiaye's refereeing capacity was at first raised doubt about by the South African Football Association (SAFA), who blamed him for match control. The premise of the allegation was Ghana's getting of a questionable punishment against South Africa during their World Cup qualifier in November 2021.

SAFA didn't win the case on account of a detail in the guidelines, bringing about Ndiaye being qualified to administer at the African masterpiece in Cameroon.

All in all hoping that this issue will finally be over and it must not be brought over and over again. Since it has been a long time since it happened last year.


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