The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has asked “FIFA to consider the possibility of a replay” in their 2018 FIFA World Cup against Uganda on Saturday.
Ghana says it has “lodged a protest with FIFA” concerning the officiating of South African referee Daniel Bennett and his assistants in their 2018 FIFA World Cup game with Uganda on Saturday.
The game ended 0-0 but the Ghana FA is disappointed that what should have been the winning goal in added time against the Ugandan Cranes was overruled by Bennett.
The Ghana football ruling body also complained that Bennett and his assistants Eldrick Adelaide and Steve Marie.
1. For Immediate Release – 7th October, 2017
Ghana FA lodges FIFA protests over referee in World Cup qualifier in Uganda. pic.twitter.com/OtdrPAmZXP
— Ghana FA 🇬🇭 (@ghanafaofficial) October 7, 2017
Ghana said: “Mr Bennett and assistants denied Ghana a perfect goal in the 93rd minute with television replays showing that it was a perfect goal.”
“The referee also denied Ghana a penalty earlier in the second-half when Ghana midfielder Frank Acheampong was brought down in the box.
“These and several other decisions by the match officials have left the GFA with no option than to ask FIFA to examine their performances.
“The GFA respectfully asked FIFA to consider the possibility of a replay in order to serve the ends of justice without fear or favour,” the Ghana FA said in a statement.
Ghana’s Black Stars are currently in third place with six points, three less than group leaders Egypt.
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