ICYMI: Ghana FA Protest dodgy Officiating by South African Referee

ICYMI: Ghana FA Protest dodgy Officiating by South African Referee

Ghana lodged a complaint to Fifa after they were denied a “perfect goal” in the 93rd-minute of the 0-0 draw with Uganda.

Kwesi Appiah’s side also saw a perfectly valid goal chalked-off in the first half, while seeing a strong penalty appeal turned down later in the crunch game.

The game could easily have ended 3-0 to Ghana – a result that would have seen them leapfrog Uganda into second in Group E.


Instead, the draw has now effectively ended their world cup hopes after Egypt sealed qualification on Sunday with a 2-1 win over Congo.

The dodgy-looking decisions have seen Ghana submit a complaint to Fifa to have the officials looked into.

A statement from the Ghana FA read: “The GFA filed the protest to Fifa, immediately after the match at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala.

“Mr Bennett [referee] and assistants denied Ghana a perfect goal in the 93rd minute with television replays showing that it was a perfect goal.

“The referee also denied Ghana a penalty earlier in the second half when Ghana midfielder Frank Acheampong was brought down in the box.

“These and several other decisions by the match officials have left the GFA with no option than to ask Fifa to examine their performances.”

Ghana FA

Credit: GFA website

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