FIFA responds, provides dates to take heed to SAFA grievance

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FIFA responds, provides dates to take heed to SAFA grievance


Johannesburg – Late on Wednesday afternoon, the South African Soccer Affiliation (Safa) acquired a shot within the arm when Fifa formally responded to Safa’s written grievance to have Bafana Bafana’s doubtful 1-0 loss to Ghana replayed.
Bafana bosses have lodged a grievance with Fifa relating to the suspect refereeing by Senegalese whistleman Maguette Ndiaye.
“Fifa have responded they usually have referred the matter to their Disciplinary Committee (DC). The DC will hear the matter on 23 November and Ghana should submit their written response to Safa’s grievance by 20 November. We as Safa, we are going to take the matter to the best courtroom on the planet,” mentioned a high-ranking Safa official who opted to stay nameless.
Earlier on Wednesday, Safa held a press convention outlining their plans to go all the way in which in difficult Sunday’s 1-0 end result and to have the match replayed.
Mentioned Safa president Danny Jordaan: “We because the Safa we firstly analysed and uncovered all bias and misconduct on this match, and reported to Fifa the match manipulation for illegal ruling. We’re right here to unfold occasions that shocked us. We had been robbed on this sport, and consequently we launched an attraction with Fifa,” mentioned Jordan.
“We then requested retired referee Ace Ngcobo to analyse the match manipulation and to see if there’s a sample that we are able to present that there may have been tangible proof that there was foul play. In his evaluation he found that there was no want for the Senegalese referee to provide Ghana a penalty kick,” added Jordan.
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