Football governing body, FIFA, has dismissed SAFA’s protest filed against the GFA seeking that FIFA, order a replay of the world cup qualifier between the Black Stars and the Bafana Bafana.
FIFA’s statement read “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 art. 14 of the Regulations of the Preliminary Competition of the FIFA World Cup 2022.”
Following FIFA’s decision, director of the Ghana Football association, Henry Asante-Twum says the GFA feels disrespected by SAFA and hence they will soon make a move to have the South African FA sanctioned.
Mr Asante-Twum said “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.
“Because aside the protest, we felt that the name of the FA was battered and badly bruised by the South Africans. The insults and the castigations and allegations that were made against us, we felt were unfounded and frivolous.”
Meanwhile, FIFA has given SAFA 10 days to appeal its decision.