World Cup Qualifier: FIFA Rejects South Africa’s Petition Against Ghana

World Cup Qualifier: FIFA Rejects South Africa’s Petition Against Ghana

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Global football body, FIFA has dismissed appeals from South Africa relating to decisive 2022 World Cup qualifying matches involving the teams.

Bafana Bafana had claimed they were “robbed” after their 1-0 defeat against Black Stars of Ghana last month, with the only goal in the game scored from a first-half penalty.

South Africa had needed a draw to finish as group winners and reach the play-offs, but the result meant Ghana progressed at their expense on goals scored.

The South Africa Football Association (Safa) included allegations of “match fixing, match manipulation including corruption and bribery” when it lodged a complaint with FIFA.

Safa president Danny Jordaan later claimed there was a betting spike during the qualifier, which took place in Cape Coast on 14 November

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