The South African Football Association (SAFA) has disclosed that they will consider their options after world’s football governing body, FIFA dismissed their petition for a replay following Bafana Bafana’s 1-0 loss to the Black Stars of Ghana last month.
This was disclosed by SAFA Chief Executive Officer, Advocate Tebogo Monthlante after receiving a communique from FIFA regarding the dismissal of the protest.
According to the SAFA CEO, his outfit will request for the details of the ruling before taking the next line of action.
“We have received the decision without details and we will request FIFA for the reasons and consider our options.” Monthlante said.
The protest lodged by South Africa following their defeat to Ghana in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier has been declared inadmissible by the Disciplinary Committee as it did not meet the requirements foreseen under art. 46 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code and art. 14 of the Regulations of the Preliminary Competition of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
SAFA chief executive Tebogo Mothlante said South Africa were “robbed” by “questionable decisions” made by the Senegalese officiating team, which was headed by referee Maguette Ndiaye.
SAFA had further claimed the game was decided by outside actors who needed a win for the Black Stars to further their own shady agendas.