Local football fans are optimistic about the outcome after Fifa, the international football governing body, confirmed the SA Football Association's (Safa) suspicions of probable match-fixing in Bafana Bafana's weekend encounter against Ghana. The South African national team was eliminated from the 2022 World Cup qualifications after a questionable penalty was awarded against them during the game. Senegalese referee Maguette Ndiaye gave the crucial penalty after determining that Bafana Bafana defender Rushine de Reuck fouled Ghana's Daniel Amartey inside the box despite the two players barely making contact.
Ndiaye and other match officials made many additional dubious decisions, leading Safa to believe that match manipulation was involved. On Wednesday night, Safa CEO Tebogo Motlanthe confirmed to TimesLIVE that Fifa had reacted to Safa's complaint and that a disciplinary committee hearing will take place next week.
"Fifa has replied, and everything is moving forward." Fifa has said that any more representations on the topic from both Safa and Ghana must be presented by November 20. "Fifa will then hold a meeting of the disciplinary committee on November 23 to evaluate the case and then finalize it. A decision will be taken on whether to prosecute Ndiaye and his teammates, as well as if the game will be replayed." Many people on social media applauded Fifa's participation in the controversy, believing that the match would be replayed.
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Source : Timeslive
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