Safa protest is a fool’s errand, claims Ghana

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Safa protest is a fool’s errand, claims Ghana

The Ghana Football Association accuses Safa’s protest of lacking merit and calls for a fine to be imposed

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The Ghana FA has continued with its dismissive approach to its dispute with Safa — calling it a hoax — over last week’s World Cup qualifier for which the SA federation is seeking a replay.

In a letter to Fifa in which the GFA responds to allegations tabled by Safa, the Ghanaians called for Safa’s complaint to be dismissed outright and said SA didn’t follow the correct procedures in lodging the protest. The GFA argued that Safa did not comply with several of Fifa’s rules regarding their appeal and described Safa’s protest as a “fool’s errand and a hoax”.

Fifa announced last week that Safa’s protest would be heard on Tuesday, after SA officials complained that Senegalese referee Maguette Ndiaye and his assistants showed a clear pattern of bias in the final Group G World Cup qualifier that Ghana won 1-0 through a controversial penalty...

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