According to multiple reports, the world football governing body FIFA has agreed to investigate the World cup qualifier match between South Africa and Ghana after SAFA lodged a formal complaint against the match officials on Monday, 15 November.
SAFA CEO, Tebogo Motlanthe, confirmed yesterday that they would be lodging a complaint to FIFA as they felt Bafana Bafana were robbed due to some controversial officiating by Senegalese match referee, Maguette Ndiaye.
According to Ghana Soccernet, FIFA confirmed today that they will be reviewing SAFA’s complaint. “FIFA has received a complaint from the South African FA in relation to this matter and will review it. please understand that we cannot comment further at this stage,” FIFA said.
South Africa needed to avoid defeat in order to progress into the qualification playoffs for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar but lost to Ghana following a controversial penalty of which Bafana Bafana’s Rushine de Reuck was adjudged to have fouled Ghana’s Daniel Amartey in the penalty area. Ghana captain, Andre Ayew, converted the penalty which meant the end of the road for South Africa and Ghana progressed to the playoffs.