2017 FIFA WC Qualifier: Ghana FA protests to FIFA over referee in Uganda qualifier

Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Ghana Football Association (GFA) says it has lodged a protest with football's world governing body, FIFA, over the performance of South African referee Daniel Bennett and his assistants Eldrick Adelaide and Steve Marie during the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Uganda on Saturday that ended in a barren draw.

A GFA press release said it filed the protest FIFA immediately after the match at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala. Bennett and assistants denied Ghana a perfect goal in the 93rd minute with television replays showing that it was a perfect goal.

"The referee also denied Ghana a penalty earlier in the second half when Ghana midfielder Frank Acheampong was brought down in the box," it said.

"These and several other decisions by the match officials have left the GFA with no option than to ask FIFA to examine their performances.

"The GFA respectfully asks FIFA to consider the possibility of a replay in order to serve the ends of justice without fear or favour."

The result effectively ended Ghana's chances of reaching the finals of the World Cup in Russia next year. Egypt have 9 points, Uganda 8, Ghana 6 and Congo 1. Egypt will qualify on Sunday if they beat Congo in their match.
-0- PANA MA 8Oct2017

08 october 2017 05:24:01

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