Safa to lodge formal grievance over ref in Bafana defeat

Bafana Bafana had been defeated 1-0 within the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier following a questionable penalty choice within the match.

FILE: Ghana’s Andre Ayew (R) fights for the ball with South Africa’s Teboho Mokoena (L) throughout the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying spherical Group G soccer match between South Africa and Ghana on the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 6 September 2021. Image: PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Soccer Affiliation (Safa) might be difficult the match selections in Bafana Bafana’s 1-0 loss to Ghana in Sunday’s 2022 Fifa World Cup Qualifier.

Going into the ultimate Group G encounter, the South Africans held a three-point lead over the Black Stars and had been conscious that they wanted to keep away from defeat to progress to the ultimate spherical of qualification.

If Ghana gained, either side would sit on the identical variety of factors in addition to the identical aim distinction, nonetheless, the South African’s can be dumped out of the competitors as that they had scored an inferior quantity of targets.

The sport plan had been executed correctly till simply after the half-hour mark when within the thirty second minute, the Ghanaians had been awarded a penalty.

It happened from a nook when Daniel Amartey went down within the penalty space from a pull. Nevertheless, replays prompt that the participant had dived – Andre Ayew stepped up and tucked away the ensuing penalty.

Instantly after the match, Bafana coach Hugo Broos raised questions over the officiating all through the sport: “I’m not joyful, actually not proud of the best way the referee as we speak let Ghana play [in an] aggressive manner,” Broos mentioned.

The coach added the type of his opponents’ play was not the problem however that the identical leniencies weren’t afforded to his aspect by the officers.

On Monday morning, Safa CEO Tebogo Motlanthe took a more durable line than the Belgian supervisor, confirming that Safa would problem the selections taken within the match.


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