Ghana benefits from questionable penalty whistle

The crucial scene of the decisive Quali-duel, in which Ghana had gone behind three points, played in the 31st minute: after a corner of St. Paulis Daniel-Kofi Yeah, Daniel Martha went theatrically from Leicester City in the penalty area — A pretty fallible attempt to shame a penalty. Who had success? Referee Baguette Nd aye (Senegal) showed the point to horror of the South Africans, although contact with opponent Rushing de Reuck was hardly visible with a naked eye. Since the Var in the African World Cup qualifier is not used, the decision had existed.

Captain André Anew (Swansea City) turned in its 100th country to the 1-0 victory goal, the Ghana in the narrow qualification group G even brought 1 number 1 — due to the multi-targeted gates with the same score (13) and the same goal difference (+4). Even bitter for the South Africans: Already the corner from which the highly controversial penalty resulted, would have never been allowed.

South Africa wants to insert protest — precedent from the World Cup Quasi for 2018?

The South African Association announced to introduce protest to the African Football Association CAF and the FIFA. Its not just the penalty decision, as managing director Tobago Methane was explained on Monday: We feel cheated because it was not only the penalty. There were many questionable decisions of the officials.

South Africa miss out on 2022 World Cup after controversial penalty decision in Ghana loss

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It would not be the first time that a World Cup qualifier in Africa would be repeated — as the South Africans themselves know best. In the qualification to the 2018 World Cup, the FIFA ordered the reset duels of South Africa against Senegal (2: 1) because the Ghanaian referee had manipulated the game in her view. The edition went 2-0 to the Senegal, who flew to Russia. Exactly in this precedent, the South Africans now see their chance. Whether the protest has prospect of success, but is uncertain.

Four tickets not forgiven — three direct duels around the group victory

Stand Now, however, Ghana attracts a controversial way into the play-offs around the tickets to the World Cup 2022. The ten group winners make the five African places for Qatar among themselves. In addition to Ghana, the DR Congo moved on Sunday through a 2-0 success against the former leader Benin. Other play-off participants so far have Egypt, Mali, Morocco and Senegal.

The still open decisions fall on Tuesday. For tension, Algeria and Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Cape Verde, as well as the Ivory Coast and Cameroon are facing direct duels around 1 place. Tunisia and equatorial guinea provide a remote duel.