The South African Football Association (SAFA) has had their petition against the Ghana Football Association rejected by world football governing body, Federation of International Football Association (FIFA)
Ghana beat South Africa by a lone goal to qualify for the play-offs of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The game was however shrouded in controversy as Ghana was awarded a penalty which was deemed questionable by many
The South African Football Association therefore tabled a complaint to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Federation of International Football Association over suspicions of a possible match-fixing.
Their complaint has however been rejected with FIFA declaring their protest, inadmissible, “The protest lodged by South Africa has been declared inadmissible by the Disciplinary Committee as it did not meet the requirements foreseen under art. 46 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code and art. 14 of the Regulations of the Preliminary Competition of the FIFA World Cup 2022,” FIFA said.
The South African Football Association (SAFA) was however given a ray of hope as they added that “The decision is subject to appeal,”