South Africa coach Hugo Broos suggests Fifa will rule in favour of Ghana


The Bafana Bafana boss has said that Fifa may not order a replay of the game against the Black Stars as there are not enough evidence to prove that Senegalese referee Ndiaye was manipulated

South Africa coach Hugo Broos has partly admitted that Fifa will not order a replay between Bafana Bafana and Ghana despite a protest filed the South Africa Football Association.

According to SAFA, Senegalese referee Maguitta Ndiaye was bias towards them after awarding what they believed was a dubious penalty to Ghana which aided the Black Stars to top Group G of the qualifiers.

Although, Fifa is yet to release its official ruling on the case, reports in the local media has suggested that the case has been thrown out.

And while everyone is patiently waiting for the ruling to be published Broos also feels that will be reality as there are not enough evidence of bribe currently.

“Fifa met on Tuesday,” Broos told HLN Sportcast. “We expect a decision in the course of this week. It’s not just about the penalty kick, it’s about the whole game. The referee made 71 decisions, 47 of which were foul. The analysis has shown that. And 90 percent of those 47 wrong decisions were against us.”

“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 added.

Ghana will by this progress to the next stage of the competition and face either Senegal who are currently the best ranked county on the continent or Morocco.

There is also a possibility of the Black Stars facing Nigeria, Tunisia or Mali since these countries complete the top five ranked countries left in the qualifiers.

The official draw for the playoffs has been moved from December to January, 2022 and the games have been scheduled for March 2022.


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