“Robbed” South Africa are set to make a “official criticism” about “questionable conclusions” created by the match officials in Sunday’s 1- defeat by Ghana, suggests their football association main.
Bafana Bafana necessary a draw to achieve the third and closing round of African qualifying for the 2022 Globe Cup, but Ghana received with a controversial penalty.
“The match officers have resolved the game, which is not what is supposed to transpire,” claimed South Africa Soccer Association’s (Safa) chief govt Tebogo Mothlante.
“We will be writing to each Caf [the Confederation of African Football] and [world governing body] Fifa – to begin with to examine how the game was dealt with and next to challenge some of these conclusions.
“We have currently registered with the match commissioner that we will be creating a formal grievance.”
The Black Stars’ slim gain enabled them to get to the African Entire world Cup participate in-offs by the narrowest of margins, ousting South Africa at the leading of the group on targets scored.
The penalty was awarded just after Ghana’s Leicester Metropolis midfielder Daniel Amartey went down pursuing what appeared minimal call from defender Rushine de Reuck, who was booked for his obstacle.
Mothlante discussed that Safa has fears above the legitimacy of both of those the selection and the display of the officiating group from Senegal, headed up by referee Maguette Ndiaye.
“We are really disheartened by their actions and we are unable to enable it damage the players – when we have the possibility to problem, we will problem,” he included.
“We feel very much robbed simply because it is not an isolated incident of a penalty. There are just a good deal of questionable decisions by match officials and we will get an qualified to dissect other incidents, so we can make a robust circumstance.”
Praying for precedent
South Africa is well aware that the potential for matches to be replayed does exist. They had been pressured to replay a 2018 Earth Cup qualifier from Senegal after the referee was observed responsible of match manipulation.
The South Africans had at first overwhelmed Senegal 2-1, with Fifa later concluding that Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey – ‘with the sole purpose of facilitating a least variety of targets to make particular bets effective – plainly took two erroneous decisions’.
This integrated the award of a penalty to Bafana Bafana when Senegal’s Kalidou Koulibaly was adjudged to have managed the ball, even with replays exhibiting it experienced hit his knee.
Fifa took the unconventional move of purchasing the sport to be replayed. South Africa dropped 2- as Senegal capable for the Earth Cup in Russia.
“Of study course we are looking at the precedent whereby Fifa purchased us to replay Senegal and we consider that if justice demands to be served the exact selection really should be taken versus this Ghana activity,” included Mothlante.