- Fifa has been given extra information by SAFA regarding the controversial 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
- SAFA believes that a high ranking Ghanaian Football Federation (GFA) official visited Senegal before the match
- The referee who awarded a dodgy penalty comes from Senegal and SAFA wants Fifa to investigate
The South African Football Association (SAFA) wants to know why a high ranking Ghanaian Football Federation (GFA) official was in Senegal before the controversial 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier that saw Bafana Bafana bow out of the competition.
Controversial referee Maguette N’Diaye is currently under investigation for match-fixing is from Senegal. Sunday World reported that SAFA wants to find out of the Ghanaian official met with N’Diaye before the match.
SAFA has included this information in their appeal to Fifa over the match and wants them to join the dots. Fifa is not happy with the situation and they will have to investigate the allegations.
Ghana replied to the accusations of match-fixing in a strongly worded and insulting letter.
Last Tuesday was the expected date of a decision on whether the match would be replayed or not.
Bafana Bafana: Ghana FA launches counter attack at SAFA’s unfair game claims
Earlier, Briefly News reported that the Ghanaian Football Association has released a scathing statement in response to the claims made by the South African Football Association on the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier.
In a lengthy statement sighted by Briefly News, the West African football governing body has called SAFA’s claims as just ‘irresponsible’.
According to various football magazines, the GFA says the statements made by the Johannesburg-based FA are disrespectful and that SAFA has spread falsehoods to the Mzansi media.
Disgruntled Bafana Bafana fans react to Ghana’s Andre Ayew: “It was a clear penalty”
In a related article, Briefly News reported that Ghana captain Andre Ayew says they deserved to get a penalty when they beat Bafana Bafana 1-0 on Sunday night.
The Black Stars skipper feels they should have been given more penalties in the crucial 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier.
According to football analysts, referee Ndiaye Maguette’s call was dubious in handing a penalty to the hosts and some feel he also failed to give Bafana a fair call.
According to the 31-year-old Al Sadd striker, he insists the Senegalese referee was spot-on in the match on Sunday night but the fans feel differently.