World football governing body, FIFA has responded to the case South Africa has raised against Ghana after the World Cup qualifier match played at the Cape Coast Stadium on November 14, 2021.
It could be recalled that Ghana won the match by a goal to nil with the goal scored by Ghana’s captain, Andre Ayew.
The goal came from a controversial penalty decision and according to South Africa, the penalty decision should not have stood, and that they feel cheated.
On Monday, November 15, the South African Football Association (SAFA) wrote to FIFA and drew their attention to the issue. In the letter the officials of SAFA wrote to FIFA, they want a rematch.
In their response, FIFA wrote;
We refer to the abovementioned matter, and in particular to the protest filed by the South African Football Association on 15 November 2021 in connection with the match Ghana v. South Africa played on 14 November 2021 in the context of the Preliminary Competition for the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022TM, African Zone.
Furthermore, we wish to inform the South African Football Association as well as the Ghana Football Association that the above-mentioned 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).
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).”