The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has lodged an official protest with the world football governing body Fifa, protesting officiating in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Uganda in Kampala.
Ghana had a clear penalty brushed off by South African referee Daniel Bennet in the game, before a completely disgraceful decision to disallow a last minute goal for offside when it was clearly onside.
The game ended in a draw instead of a crucial win for the Stars and thus shattered any slim remaining hopes of reaching the World Cup in 2018, and the GFA has responded by filing a protest with Fifa.
A statement on the FA’s site revealed the protest. Read below…
For Immediate Release
7th October, 2017
Ghana FA lodges FIFA protests over referee in World Cup qualifier in Uganda
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has lodged a protest with FIFA over the performance of referee Daniel Bennett and his assistants Eldrick Adelaide and Steve Marie during the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Uganda on Saturday.
The GFA filed the protest to football’s world governing body, FIFA, immediately after the match at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala. Mr Bennett and assistants denied Ghana a perfect goal in the 93rd minute with television replays showing that it was a perfect goal. T
he referee also denied Ghana a penalty earlier in the second-half when Ghana midfielder Frank Acheampong was brought down in the box.
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 asked FIFA to consider the possibility of a replay in order to serve the ends of justice without fear or favour.
GHANA FA Communications Division