The South African Football Association earlier today held a meeting to provide an update on the appeal to FIFA against Ghana in the World Cup qualifiers game that was staged at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Sunday.
South Africa needed a draw to progress into the playoffs but the 33rd minute goal for Ghana helped the Black Stars to prevail.
The penalty awarded by Senegalese referee Ndiaye Maguette was cooly delivered by Al Sadd skipper Andre Ayew following an incident that saw Leicester City’s defender Daniel Amartey pulled down on the pitch.
A statement from Mr. Danny Jordan, President of the South African Football Association (SAFA) indicates that there has not been any official confirmation from the world’s football governing body, FIFA after filing a complaint against the controversial penalty awarded by the Senegalese referee Ndiaye Maguette.
South Africa is calling for a rematch of the game that enabled the Black Stars to appear in the playoffs.
“We have not received anything official from FIFA after sending in our displeasures, but the outcome of this will be positive. Even though the CAF President is from South Africa, we don’t want to be opportunists and use him but of course, we called him right after the game and he assisted us but we are not using him in all this”. Danny Jordan stated.
Danny Jordan says he can prove the existence of betting spikes before the encounter was held on Sunday against Ghana.