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South African case thrown under the bus by FIFA, now SAFA awaits CAS decision.

The South African Football Association (SAFA) received some bad news regarding their case against Senegalese referee, South Africa were hoping that the Football Governing Body would rule into their favour and keep their hopes of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign.

South African Football Association made a formal appeal asking the Football Governing Body to intervene, asking them to have a look at the bad officiating in their 1-0 loss to Ghana last month.

The loss meant that South Africa will finish as runners up in their group with only one team qualifies for the World Cup which is Ghana.

Ghana's only goal that night came from a hugely talked about penalty given by referee Maguette Ndiaye, which gave SAFA some reasons to think of manipulation and possibilities of even fixing the match.

"The South African Football Association (SAFA) will consider its options after the world football governing body (FIFA) dismissed its protest following Bafana Bafana’s controversial 1-0 loss to the Black Stars of Ghana last month," - SAFA statement.

SAFA CEO Tebogo Monthlante said when SAFA find reasons for the outcome, they will meet and sit down and weigh its options to discuss a way forward.

"We have received the decision without details and we will request FIFA for the reasons and consider our options," - Tebogo Monthlante.


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