FIFA dismisses South Africa’s complaint against Ghana

The world football governing body, FIFA has dismissed the complaint lodged by the South African Football Association (SAFA) against the Ghana Football Association (GFA) following Bafana Bafana’s defeat against the Black Stars in November this year.

The decision by FIFA paves the way for Ghana to participate in the play-offs for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

“The protest lodged by South Africa has been declared inadmissible by the Disciplinary Committee as it did not meet the requirements foreseen under Article 46 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code and Article 14 of the Regulations of the Preliminary Competition of the FIFA World Cup 2022,” FIFA said in a statement.

However, in a quick response to the decision by FIFA, the South African Football Association (SAFA) says it will consider its options after the world football governing body (FIFA) dismissed its protest following Bafana Bafana’s controversial 1-0 loss to the Black Stars of Ghana last month.

SAFA CEO, Tebogo Monthlante said once SAFA gets reasons for the outcome, the Association will sit down and weigh its options.

“We have received the decision without details and we will request FIFA for the reasons and consider our options.”

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