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SAFA boss Danny Jordaan questions FIFA's silent treatment on Bafana-Ghana rematch verdict

Danny Jordaan, president of the South African Football Association (SAFA), has pressed FIFA's disciplinary committee to take action over Senegalese referee Maguette Ndiaye's uneven match officiating.


After awarding a dubious penalty and appearing to favor Ghana in most on-field decisions, SA's primary football authority has challenged Ndiaye's handling of Bafana Bafana's critical World Cup qualifier against Ghana earlier this month.

Although a decision was expected on November 23, Jordaan disclosed that FIFA, the world's governing body of football, has yet to speak with SAFA.


"FIFA released a statement saying they would make a decision on November 23," Jordaan said on Sunday to TimesLIVE.

"What day is it today? Isn't it the 28th of November? Why have they (FIFA) not even talked with us is the question. Why?"


Match-fixing, according to SAFA, may be involved, citing video analysis of Maguette's officiating, which showed evident errors.


"FIFA's statutes state that they must defend the integrity of their competitions," Jordaan stated.


"As a result, I believe the situation has escalated. Ghana originally dismissed our protest as petty.


"It's unusual that a federation would attack another in this manner. It's odd that they conducted a press conference and criticized SAFA at the same time.


"However, the fact is that we never accused them of anything." We wanted Maguette Ndiaye, the referee, to be examined."


"The fact that they [haven't announced a decision] suggests there are other concerns at play here," Jordaan continued. We requested that FIFA undertake a thorough inquiry into Ndiaye's actions.


"Others [non-South Africans] have come forward with additional knowledge."


https://www.news24.com/sport/soccer/bafanabafana/safa-boss-danny-jordaan-questions-fifas-silent-treatment-on-bafana-ghana-rematch-verdict-20211129

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