Soccer Betting News - SA's Leading Soccer Betting Newspaper: SAFA file complaint to FIFA and CAF over match officiating in Ghana loss

SAFA file complaint to FIFA and CAF over match officiating in Ghana loss

Maguette Ndiaye

The South African Football Association (SAFA) have sent an appeal to FIFA and CAF to probe the dubious match officiating during Bafana Bafana's 1-0 loss to Ghana on Sunday.

Ghana qualified at the expense of Bafana after the Black Stars were awarded a very controversial penalty after Rushine De Reuck was adjudged to have brought down Daniel Amartey in the box despite seemingly making no contact with the Leicester City defender.

Andre Ayew netted the resulting spot-kick as Ghana held on to progress to the final round of qualifiers by virtue of having scored more goals in the group - seven to Bafana's six.

Senegalese referee Maguette Ndiaye has also come under fire for a number of other questionable decisions and SAFA have confirmed they will lodge a complaint with world football and African football's governing bodies.

"The association has decided to lodge a formal complaint so that the conduct of the match officials is closely investigated by both FIFA and CAF," said SAFA CEO Tebogo Motlanthe.