K9After having waited the for almost three weeks, soccer fans from both South Africa and Ghana having been forever on their social media platforms waiting for the decision made by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) with regard to the complaint laid by the South African Football Association, they felt the Senegalese referee Mr Maguette Ndiaye was making the decisions which were against Bafana Bafana and to top it all, he awarded the Black Stars a dodgy penalty that gave Ghana a victory that took them to the play-offs of the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers.
FIFA has finally released their verdict on Friday after they looked at the submissionsade by both SAFA and the Ghana Football Association with regard to the match that was played on Sunday the 14th of November 2021.
On their statement, South Africa mentioned that they were not happy about how the match was officiated and they feel the referee was not fair, his decisions were mostly in favour of Ghana, on the other hand, the Ghanaians felt they won the game fair and square and there is no need for South Africans to make so much noise about, they should just accept defeat and let move on.
According to sundayworld.co.za, the Federation of International Football Association has dismissed South Africa's protests citing that the protest the requirements to make their case valid, the decision is however subject to appeal.
“The protest lodged by South Africa has been declared inadmissible by the Disciplinary Committee as it did not meet the requirements foreseen under art. 46 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code and art. 14 of the Regulations of the Preliminary Competition of the FIFA World Cup 2022. The decision is subject to appeal.”
South Africans will be levid since they felt theynhad a strong case, they also had their hopes up when reports emerged that the Senegalese referee who was officiating the game was banned by FIFA.
Content created and supplied by: Shonisani_Cliff (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More