The South Africa Football Association(SAFA) have decided to write a formal complain to CAF and FIFA, following what they call “Controversial” defeat to group rivals Ghana in the ongoing FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
The bafana-bafana were prevented from qualifying for the final phase of the ongoing FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, after a 0-1 defeat to the black stars of Ghana.
Captain, Andre Ayew scored the lone penalty of the game, but footage show that the initial foul on Daniel Amartey was controversial, and that there was no visible contact between Amartey and the South African defender, Rushine de Reuck, when the former fell down in the box.
According to the CEO of SAFA, Tebogo Motlanthe says they will contest the outcome of the match.
“Match officials decided the game while is not supposed to so as the association we have decided that we will writing to both CAF and FIFA to investigate how the game was handled and also challenge some of the decisions” . SAFA CEO
Should this decision go South Africa’s way, then they will be a replay of the match to determine which side goes to the final phase.
However, as it stands Ghana have sail through to the final phase of the competition.