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Bafana play a waiting game as Fifa remain silent on Safa complaint

'I think we were the better group all through the gathering stages so to go out like that hurt,' said Ronwen Williams

Bafana skipper Ronwen Williams accepts the South African Football Association have a "solid case" in their protest to Fifa over the directing in Bafana's Group G Fifa World Cup qualifying rout to Ghana on November 14. 

A reaction from Fifa with respect to the protest was normal this week, however so far the world footballing body have stayed hush-hush on the matter. 

Safa need a replay of the match, as they accept there was a reasonable example of predisposition from Senegalese ref Maguette Ndiaye and his partners at the Cape Coast Stadium – Ghana dominated the game 1-0, by means of an easy to refute punishment, to make it into the last round of qualifying. 


"We are pausing," said Williams this week, at the dispatch of the Walter Sisulu Discovery Soccer Challenge. 

"I think we have an exceptionally solid case. (Previous ref) Ace Ncobo concocted an astounding investigation of the entire thing." 

Safa's protest has drawn a scorching reaction from the Ghana Football Association, however Williams emphasized that Bafana's concern isn't with the Black Stars. 

"I saw the Ghanaian reaction, however we approve of Ghana, no issue with the FA or their players. They our African siblings, a significant number of them are playing abroad and we admire them. We are playing a cat-and-mouse game and ideally we can get a replay. 

"I think we were the better group all through the gathering stages so to go out like that hurt. Yet, that is the place where character is constructed and we really want to remain on track and continue to assemble."

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