After being beaten by the Black Stars on Sunday, South Africans criticize their elimination from the 2022 Qatar World Cup. FIFA has therefore put Ghana’s victory on pending.
According to the latest information, world football’s governing body Fifa has confirmed it has received Safa’s complaint and said it will investigate the referee’s decision.
“FIFA has received a complaint from the South African FA in relation to this matter and will review it. Please understand we cannot comment further at this stage.” Fifa said in a statement to The Athletic.
Indeed, Ghana dominated South Africa 1-0 on Sunday thanks to a penalty scored by André Ayew, but Bafana Bafana criticizes the Senegalese referee’s decision.
If Fifa’s investigation uncovers evidence of match-fixing, another match between Ghana and South Africa could be replayed, while the referee will be penalized.
This is also the reason why the rankings in group G, available online, remain in progress (Live).
But if the referee is found guilty of incompetence, he will be punished but the result will be upheld.
There is already a similar incident in the past after FIFA ordered a new Bafana-Senegal qualifier at the 2018 World Cup.
As a result, Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey was found guilty of illegally influencing Bafana’s 2-1 win over Teranga Lions by awarding a penalty.
Safa chairman Danny Jordaan added his voice to the latest incident, saying they were “angry” and suspected manipulation of his team’s defeat.