FIFA has rejected SAFA’s appeal for a rematch with Ghana in the FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifier.

The game will NOT be replayed, football’s governing body confirmed on Friday. This decision maintains the Ghanaians’ 1-0 victory at the Cape Coast Stadium last month.

Ghana advance to the final playoff round, while Hugo Broos’ Bafana Bafana are also out of the running for the upcoming AFCON in Cameroon in January.

Full statement:

“The protest lodged by South Africa 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. The decision is subject to appeal.” SundayWorld reported regarding Bafana Bafana’s appeal.

Do you remember what happened?

Ghana were awarded a penalty by referee Maguette Ndiaye in their final 2022 Soccer World Cup qualifier against Banana Bafana, and Andre Ayew calmly tucked away the penalty to give Ghana a 1-0 win over South Africa, which was enough to see them top the group and qualify for the next phase of qualifying along with the other nine group winners.

Who is Mr. Maguette Ndiaye

Ndiaye was born on 1 September 1986, making him 35 years old. He is the son of Pape Moussa Ndiaye, a former international referee.

He is a physical education teacher at Maurice Delafosse Public Secondary School near Dakar’s Cheikh Anta Diop University when he is not refereeing.

Ghana will now contest the final qualification playoff round, while Bafana Bafana are out of contention to represent the country in Qatar 2022.

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