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SAFA CEO wants Ghana and Bafana replayed


The South African Football Association (Safa) believes that the Bafana Bafana match against Ghana on Saturday is fixed. For this reason, they urge Fifa to set up a replay after the suspicious 1-0 loss against the Black Star. The 2022 World Cup qualifier was spoiled by the bad decisions from Senegalese referee Maguette Ndiaye, who gave Ghana a suspicious penalty kick in the dying minutes of the game, the loss meant South Africans missed out of the next round which is the knockout face of the 2022 world cup qualifiers.

"We contacted the match commissioner and informed CAF and Fifa of their intention to file formal complaints about suspicious duties during the match," Safa CEO Tebogo Motlanthe said after the match. "It wasn't just a penalty case, it wasn't isolated, so we hire a retired referee expert to analyze the referee's performance. We use repeated 2017 World Cup qualifiers against Senegal to support the debate, "Motlante added. The Senegalese match in question took place in Polokwane, with Bafana winning 2-1. Joseph Lamptey was sentenced to a non-existent handball and was banned for life for match-fixing. 

"I believe the game was fixed on Saturday and I'm collecting information to prove our case. It's well known that Ghana knew there was a penalty. That's a problem at any time. This confirms our suspicions. We would like to thank these young Baffana players for their dedication to this country and praise them. They fought very hard, but unfortunately they were ruined by the referee. But because they have guts, we continue to support them emotionally, "Motlante added. Ghana captain Dede Ayew and coach Milovan Rajevac also considered the penalty kick legitimate and could not convince their reaction whether they won the match fairly. They said they had a good chance of winning the match and Ghanaian striker Jordan Ayew should have been penalized.

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