FIFA has referred a protest lodged by South Africa FA regarding their 2022 World Cup qualifying match against Ghana to a Disciplinary Committee for investigation.
The world football governing body has, thus, written to the Ghana FA to respond to the protest as they intend to sit on the matter on November 23 2021.
“…we wish to inform the South African Football Association as well as the Ghana Football Association that the protest will be submitted to a member of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee on 23 November 2021 for consideration and decision in accordance with art. 14 (9) of the Regulations FIFA World Cup 2022TM, Preliminary Competition as well as arts. 46 and 54 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC),” Fifa said in a statement.
“In view of the foregoing, the Ghana Football Association has the opportunity to provide the secretariat of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee with any comments it deems appropriate on the aforementioned protest, if any, by 20 November 2021 at the latest, along with any document deemed necessary.”
“Finally, for the sake of clarity, please be informed that the FIFA Disciplinary Committee will decide on the protest using the file in its possession (cf. art. 20 par. 5 of the FDC).”
South Africa are unhappy with the performance of Senegalese referee Ndiaye Maguette during their match against Ghana in Cape Coast.
They are particularly unhappy with the penalty awarded Ghana which was converted by captain Andre Ayew leading to Ghana’s 1-0 win.