Association sport

Ghanaian football federation to take legal action against SAFA

Johannesburg – Following an appeal by the South African Football Association (Safa) over allegations of match-fixing with world football’s governing body, FIFA, Ghanaians prepare to take legal action against Safa.

It comes after the Ghana Football Association revealed to the country’s sports publication JoySports that the association will take further action against Safa for tarnishing the Black Stars’ name.

Bafana Bafana was knocked out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at the hands of the Black Stars, and as a result, Safa appealed to Fifa with scathing accusations.

In their appeal, Safa announced that the penalty awarded to Ghana, which became a winning goal for the Black Stars, was called a “questionable sanction”.

The association further stressed that the match official, N’diaye Maguette, had engaged with the Ghanaian representatives before the match.

After his appeal, world football’s governing body rejected South Africa’s protest, calling the allegations “inadmissible” without providing further details.

In light of Safa’s petition and Fifa’s response, GFA communications director Asante Twum told JoySports that the association has been compromised by Safa’s baseless accusations and that she will ask through therefore new measures once Fifa has published all the details of its verdict.

“The protest that was brought by South Africa had no foundation / leg to stand on. There were other details that the Discipline Committee will hopefully release.

“When we receive this full verdict, it will inform us of the next course of action,” Twum told the publication.

Twum further said they were waiting for Fifa to release full details of their verdict before making a decision on their next course of action against Safa.

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Thomas lethoba