FIFA Rejects Ghana’s Protest Against South African Referee

FIFA says it will not act on Ghana’s complaint of bad officiating in a recent World Cup qualifying match.
The Ghana  Football Association wanted FIFA to order a replay of its 0-0 draw with the Cranes of Uganda  and also protested about South African referee Daniel Bennett and his assistants from Seychelles.
Ghana’s failure to win meant Egypt, which beat Republic of Congo 2-1 the next day, advanced to play in Russia.
But the world’s football governing says “no proceedings will be opened around the World Cup qualifier match Uganda vs. Ghana.”
Ghana believed two goals were disallowed for incorrect offside decisions.
Replays suggested a stoppage-time goal should have counted. The request followed FIFA last month ordering a replay of a South Africa-Senegal qualifier played last year.
Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey was later found guilty of fixing and banned for life.
Credit: The Associated Press

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