Ghana is off to the play-offs rounds of the 2022 Qatar World Cup after beating South Africa by a solitary goal through a penalty awarded which has left many talking after the game.
Ghana captain, Dede Ayew scored from a spot kick to qualify Ghana to the play offs round in the 2022 World Cup qualification after Senegalese referee, Moguetta Ndiaye penalised South African defender Rushine De Reuck for what he deemed a foul on Ghana defender, Daniel Amartey on the 32nd minute of the first half.
The South African Football association has said that they will lodge a complaint to African football governing body, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and world football governing body, Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) over match fixing as they believe the match was fixed and devoid of fairness, citing the penalty and other instances during their match as reason for their suspicion and action.
But the Ghana captain, Dede Ayew who converted from the spot to move his country to the play offs of the World Cup Qualification believes the referee made the right call in giving the penalty and went as far as to suggest Ghana deserved 2 to 3 penalties during the match.
“I think we made more clear-cut chances, and yes I think it was a tough game. South Africa came in and did their thing, but we won the game fairly, and I think we could have scored more”.
“I think that the penalty was a clear penalty, the referee should have given us two penalties because the Jordan incident was a penalty”, Dede Ayew said in his post-match interview.
The Black Stars captain scored the only goal of the match that won Ghana the match in what was his 100th national team appearance.