FIFA has officially dismissed the petition filed by the South African Football Association (SAFA) against the Ghana Football Association (GFA) over their World Cup qualifications match against the Black Stars of Ghana in Cape Coast.
According to officials of SAFA, they were “robbed” in their World Cup qualifications match against the Black Stars of Ghana at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.
Former FIFA referee Andile “Ace” Ncobo’s report was among the documents sent to the world federation by SAFA.
According to Ncobo, 90.9 percent of Ndiaye’s incorrect decisions, of which there were an unusually high number, went against Bafana.
He claims that this proves the game was “illegally manipulated” and that the 1-0 win for Ghana should be declared null and void under Fifa rules.
The Disciplinary Committee of FIFA has finally taken an official decision on the petition.
According to them, South Africa’s protest did not meet FIFA requirements under Art. 46 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code and Art. 14 of the Regulations of the Preliminary Competition of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Per the ruling by FIFA, there won’t be any replay like the South Africans were demanding.
This also means that the Black Stars remain qualified for the playoff stage of Africa’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.FDD_9623_Decision