FIFA dismiss Bafana Bafana’s appeal! [Statement]

Look away Bafana Bafana fans! FIFA have dismissed SAFA’s appeal to have their FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifier against Ghana replayed.

Football’s governing body confirmed on Friday that the match will NOT be replayed. This decision means the 1-0 victory the Ghanaian’s ‘earned’ at the Cape Coast Stadium last month stands.

Ghana proceed to the final playoff round while its back to the drawing board for Hugo Broos’ Bafana Bafana who also won’t be participating at the upcoming AFCON in Cameroon in January.

Fifa dismiss Bafana Bafana appeal!

Take a look at the full statement from Fifa regarding the controversial case between the South Africa Football Association and Senegalese referee Maguatte Ndiaye.

“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. The decision is subject to appeal.” SundayWorld reported regarding Bafana Bafana’s appeal.

What transpired in Ghana?

Referee Maguette Ndiaye – or Ndiaye Maguette or even N’Diaye Maguette awarded a dubious penalty to Ghana in their final 2022 Soccer World Cup qualifier against Banana Bafana.

Black Stars veteran Andre Ayew calmly slotted the penalty to give Ghana a 1-0 win over South Africa which was enough to see them top the group and go through along with the other nine group winners to the next phase of qualifying.

Ndiaye was born on 1 September 1986, making him 35-years-old and he is the son of former international referee Pape Moussa Ndiaye.

Outside of refereeing, Maguette Ndiaye is employed as a physical education teacher at Maurice Delafosse Public Secondary School near the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar.

Ghana will now battle it out in the final qualification playoff round while Bafana Bafana will miss out on the chance of representing the country at Qatar 2022.

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