Sports News of Saturday, 4 December 2021
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has described the South African Football Association (SAFA) as incompetent after FIFA dismissed their protest against Ghana.
SAFA lodged the protest after Bafana Bafana suffered a 1-0 defeat against Ghana in 2022 World Cup qualifier in early November. Ghana’s victory was aided by a controversial penalty decision.
However, SAFA’s failed to prove their claims of match-fixing, hence FIFA decided to rule in favour of Ghana.
“The protest lodged by South Africa has been declared inadmissible by the Disciplinary Committee as it did not meet the requirements foreseen under art. 46 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code and art. 14 of the Regulations of the Preliminary Competition of the FIFA World Cup 2022.”
FIFA added, “the decision is subject to appeal” and opportunity for SAFA provide the right evidence, if they have any.
Reacting to the decision by FIFA, the General Secretary of the Ghana FA, Prosper Harrison Addo indicated SAFA knows nothing about football and believes they wanted to just frustrate Ghana.
“The South African Football Association knows nothing in football and this case clearly shows how incompetent they are, they want to frustrate Ghana and we are focus about the Afcon and the FIFA world Cup play off” he told Light FM.
“The GFA and Ghanaians will be happy about this FIFA ruling against the south Africans and I believe this decision will silence them because they disrespected us and this decision will let them respect Ghanaians”