- The Black Stars have defeated the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in their last group game of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers
- The Black Stars won 1-0 through a penalty scored by the team's captain, Dede Ayew
- The victory seals Ghana's move to the next stage of the qualifiers, a play-off
Ghana's Black Stars is playing the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in a crucial qualifier for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Black Stars defeated the South Africans by a goal to nil courtesy of a penalty scored by the captain, Andre Dede Ayew, in the 33rd minute.
The penalty was awarded after a South African player was adjudged to have fouled Daniel Amartey in the box during a Ghana corner.
A video of the penalty as awarded by the referee and the conversion by Ayew has popped up on social media.
See below for the video as sighted by YEN.com.gh on the Instagram page, Sweet Maame Adwoa:
Ghana qualifies for play-offs
With Sunday's victory, Ghana toppled South Africa as leaders of Group G to reach the World Cup qualifiers play-offs.
The Black Stars qualified on the basis of having more goals scored than South Africa. Both teams had 13 points, equal head-to-head, and the same goal difference.
They will be paired with one of the nine other group leaders to determine their fate.
Controversy over penalty
With such a tight group and the manner in which Ghana scored its penalty some people took to social media to express their displeasure.
Many of those people who were South Africans felt the Senegalese referee Ndiaye Maguette had cheated them.
Because, for them, it was no foul for a penalty to be awarded to the Black Stars.
Source: Sports Brief News