The world’s football governing body, FIFA has sent a new directive to the Ghana Football Association in relation to a protest filed by the South African Football Association.
The South African FA has filed an official protest, demanding a replay of their match against the Black Stars of Ghana.
According to Tebogo Mothlante, the Chief Executive of the South African FA, the referee has made a series of “questionable decisions” in the match against the Black Stars of Ghana at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.
FIFA seems to have started looking into their protest already as they have sent a letter to the Ghana Football Association, requesting that the GFA makes available any comments it deems appropriate on the protest filed by South Africa Football Association to the Disciplinary Committee of FIFA by November 20, 2021.
FIFA also noted in the letter that the protest filed by the South African FA will be officially forwarded to their Disciplinary Committee on November 23, 2021.
“… for the sake of clarity, please be informed that the FIFA Disciplinary Committee will decide on the protest using the file in its possession (cf. art. 20 par. 5 of the FDC),”the letter stated.
This comes after Ghana’s Daniel Amartey went down in the South Africa box after minimal contact from defender Rushine de Reuck.
The referee, Maguette Ndiaye, awarded a penalty, which Andre Dede Ayew easily scored to send Ghana to the playoffs of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.