South Africa want Ghana match replayed

Mon 15 November 2021 | 16:22

Ghana reserved a spot in the third round of CAF World Cup qualifying after vanquishing South Africa but Bafana Bafana would like to have the game replayed.

A complaint has been filed to FIFA by

South Africa

over perceived “questionable decisions” regarding Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to


and they want the match to be played again.

Bafana Bafana needed a point in their battle in Cape Coast to get to the final round of qualification for the 

World Cup 2022

, but

Andrew Ayew

’s penalty made them fall.

Ghana made their way to the next stage when South Africa fell, by being above in goal difference.


Tebogo Motlanthe

, South Africa ​Football Association (SAFA) chief executive, believes that some of the calls were against his side.


The match officials have decided the game, which is not what is supposed to happen,"

Motlanthe said in a statement posted on the SAFA's official


page on Monday.

"We will be writing to both CAF and 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 penalty was gifted to Ghana by referee Maguette Ndiaye for Rushine de Reuck's foul on Daniel Amartey.


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,"

Motlanthe said.

"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."

South Africa have previously replayed a game, with their 2-1 victory over Senegal during the qualifying clash in the 2018 World Cup being wiped out since a referee manipulated the match.

Motlanthe added:

"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."

Ghana match-winner Ayew, on the other hand, does not think South Africa have a case.


It was a clear penalty on [Amartey]. In fact, we had chances to get more penalties and should have been given two more,"

he told reporters after the match.

source: SportMob

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