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GHANA PETITIONS FIFA FOR REPLAY OVER REFEREE BENNETT’S DISALLOWED GOAL AGAINST UGANDA

Officials of Ghana Football Association have lodged official complain with FIFA over the disallowed goal by Referee Bennett of South Africa in the World Cup qualifying game against Uganda.

The GFA have petitioned the World’s Football governing body to consider a replay.

This was confirmed on the official twitter handle for the GFA on Saturday, 7th October, 2017 after the game.

 

The Black Stars of Ghana drew with the Cranes of Uganda in a goalless game which should have been won by the Ghanaians as their last minute disallowed goal was deemed to be a good one which should have stood, but the assistant referee flagged for offside against striker Rafael Dwamena.

Dwamena scored from a rebound shot from Thomas Partey which hit the post.

 

The referee is also reported of disallowing a clear penalty on Ghana’s Frank Acheampong in the second which is also included in the complain to the world football governing body.

 

 

An official press release on the GFA’s website also read as follows :

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

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