World Cup 2022: 'Robbed' South Africa seek replay of Ghana game

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World Cup 2022: 'Robbed' South Africa seek replay of Ghana game

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"Robbed" South Africa are set to make a "formal complaint" about "questionable decisions" made by the match officials in Sunday's 1-0 defeat by Ghana, says their football association chief.

Bafana Bafana needed a draw to reach the third and final round of African qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, but Ghana won with a controversial penalty.

"The match officials have decided the game, which is not what is supposed to happen," claimed South Africa Football Association's (Safa) chief executive Tebogo Mothlante.

"We will be writing to both Caf [the Confederation of African Football] and [world governing body] Fifa - firstly to investigate how the game was handled and secondly to challenge some of these decisions.

"We have already registered with the match commissioner that we will be making a formal complaint."

The Black Stars' narrow win enabled them to reach the African World Cup play-offs by the narrowest of margins, ousting South Africa at the top of the group on goals scored.

The penalty was awarded after Ghana's Leicester City midfielder Daniel Amartey went down following what appeared minimal contact from defender Rushine de Reuck, who was booked for his challenge.

Mothlante explained that Safa has concerns over the legitimacy of both the decision and the display of the officiating team from Senegal, headed up by referee Maguette Ndiaye.

"We are very disheartened by their actions and we can't let it destroy the players - when we have the chance to challenge, we will challenge," he added.

"We feel very much robbed because it is not an isolated incident of a penalty. There are just a lot of questionable decisions by match officials and we will get an expert to dissect other incidents, so we can make a strong case."

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South Africa is well aware that the capacity for matches to be replayed does exist. They were forced to replay a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Senegal after the referee was found guilty of match manipulation.

The South Africans had originally beaten Senegal 2-1, with Fifa later concluding that Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey - 'with the sole purpose of facilitating a minimum number of goals to make certain bets successful - clearly took two wrong decisions'.

This included the award of a penalty to Bafana Bafana when Senegal's Kalidou Koulibaly was adjudged to have handled the ball, despite replays showing it had hit his knee.

Fifa took the unusual step of ordering the game to be replayed. South Africa lost 2-0 as Senegal qualified for the World Cup in Russia.

"Of course we are looking at the precedent whereby Fifa ordered us to replay Senegal and we think that if justice needs to be served the same decision should be taken against this Ghana game," added Mothlante.

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I support this. That ref was beyond incompetent on that call.
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:curse: That was never a penalty

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Comrade Machel wrote: Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:56 pm :curse: That was never a penalty

West African ojoro :taunt: :taunt:
West African? Are you setting up another xenophobia party? Many Nigerians have condemned the penalty award.
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Fifa is now looking into it..chei
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Do these cry babies think they're special?

Interesting that no one has called out SA for bribing a Ghanaian ref for a fake penalty victory over Senegal in the last WCQers. If that happened with a West African side, we for no hear word again.

In this game, the South African player did give the Ghanaian a slight push. Was it enough for the guy to fall? I doubt it, but there was deliberate contact, and you can't take such risks in situations like that. That's why IMO this protest will turn out to be a fruitless, frivolous, exercise from people always looking for special treatment.
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aruako1 wrote: Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:25 pm
Comrade Machel wrote: Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:56 pm :curse: That was never a penalty

West African ojoro :taunt: :taunt:
West African? Are you setting up another xenophobia party? Many Nigerians have condemned the penalty award.

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How far?
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It's over nothing will be done about it.
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kalani JR wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:47 am It's over nothing will be done about it.
Any official statement?
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VAR must be used by CAF going forward. The officiating is awful.
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I will be shocked if CAF allows a replay. They will not want lo ook bad. They will say no evidence of match fixing or the missed call is partof the game Missed call is enough to order a replay of a game.
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Damunk wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:50 pm
kalani JR wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:47 am It's over nothing will be done about it.
Any official statement?
No but you always see similar petitions after games, remember Ireland and France? When do you remember a game being replayed anyway?
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kalani JR wrote: Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:01 am
Damunk wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:50 pm
kalani JR wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:47 am It's over nothing will be done about it.
Any official statement?
No but you always see similar petitions after games, remember Ireland and France? When do you remember a game being replayed anyway?
dude you hardly offer any tanglible input, istead you derail the thread and topics
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Bigpokey24 wrote: Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:52 am
kalani JR wrote: Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:01 am
Damunk wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:50 pm
kalani JR wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:47 am It's over nothing will be done about it.
Any official statement?
No but you always see similar petitions after games, remember Ireland and France? When do you remember a game being replayed anyway?
dude you hardly offer any tanglible input, istead you derail the thread and topics
f ck off d ckhead
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kalani JR wrote: Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:11 am
Bigpokey24 wrote: Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:52 am
kalani JR wrote: Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:01 am
Damunk wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:50 pm
kalani JR wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:47 am It's over nothing will be done about it.
Any official statement?
No but you always see similar petitions after games, remember Ireland and France? When do you remember a game being replayed anyway?
dude you hardly offer any tanglible input, istead you derail the thread and topics
f ck off d ckhead
There you go being sensitive. Smh...grow up
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