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South Africa coach hints of victory for Ghana

South Africa coach, Hugo Broos South Africa coach, Hugo Broos

SA coach Hugo Broos believes there will be no replay of Ghana-South Africa game

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South Africa head coach, Hugo Broos has opined that the petition by the South African Football Association seeking a replay of the game between the Bafana and the Black Stars may not be granted.

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The Belgian trainer has said proving the match was manipulated by referee Ndiaye might be difficult.

The Black Stars pipped South Africa 1-0 to advance to the play-offs in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The three-time participants finished as Group G leaders on top of the Bafana Bafana based on goal difference.

Andrew Ayew’s first-half penalty separated the two sides at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium in a match that was played on November 14, 2014.

South African Football Association (SAFA) petitioned FIFA accusing the Senegalese referee, Ndiaye of match manipulation.

While the association is hopeful of a replay, their manager believes the most possible outcome could be a suspension for the match official.

“You have to be able to prove something like that in black and white. Was he bribed? Wasn’t he pressured? Or was he just having a really bad day? The numbers are there, but is that enough for FIFA? I personally think that it will remain with a suspension for the referee and that we should not count on a replay.” he told HLN Sportcast.

The much-anticipated outcome was expected to be announced last week but was postponed with no confirmed date given.

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