World Cup 2022: South Africa Claims Ghana Stole Victory Want A rematch With Ghana

World Cup 2022: South Africa  Claims Ghana Stole Victory Want  A rematch With Ghana
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The South African Football Association (SAFA) is expected to lodge a formal complaint with FIFA following the referee's performance in their World Cup qualifier against Ghana on Sunday night.

Requiring a draw to reach the third and final round of qualifying for Africa, South Africa lost 1-0 after Ghana scored a controversial penalty.

The Black Stars' small victory enabled them to qualify for the knockout stages of the Africa Cup of Nations with a small margin, knocking South Africa out of the group by a number of goals.

The penalty kick was awarded after Leicester City and Ghana midfielder Daniel Amartey went down following what was said to be a small blow by defender Rushine de Reuck, who was handed a card for the offense.

"We will write to CAF [the African Football Confederation] and Fifa - first to assess how the game was run and second to oppose some of these decisions," SAFA CEO Tebogo Mothlante said on Monday.

"As we did last night, we have already informed the match commissioner that we will be submitting a formal complaint."