Ghana football association to take legal action against SAFA

Johannesburg – Following the South African Football Association’s (Safa) appeal over match-fixing allegations to the world football governing body, FIFA, the Ghanaians are gearing up to launch a legal suit against Safa.

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

Bafana Bafana was knocked out of the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers at the hands of the Black Stars, and following this, Safa appealed to Fifa with leveled scathing accusations.

In their appeal, Safa announced that the penalty that was awarded to Ghana, which became a winning goal for the Black Stars was labelled as a ‘dubious penalty.’

The association furthermore highlighted that the match official for the game, N’diaye Maguette engaged with Ghanaian representatives prior to the match.

Post their appeal, the world football governing body dismissed South Africa’s protest, labelling the claims as ‘inadmissible’ without providing any further details.

In light of Safa’s petition and Fifa’s response, GFA’s communications director, Asante Twum told JoySports that the association has been impaired by Safa’s ungrounded accusations, and as a result will seek further action once Fifa release full details of their verdict.

“The protest which was filed by South Africa had no grounds/legs to stand on. There were other details that the disciplinary committee will release hopefully.

“When we receive that full verdict, that will inform us with regards to the next plan of action,” Twum told the publication.

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

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