The Ghanaian FA have lodged a complaint to FIFA following some controversial refereeing decisions in their World Cup qualifier against Uganda.
Following Asamoah Gyan calling for a protest from the Black Stars, the Ghanian FA have filed a complaint to FIFA about the performance of South African referee Daniel Bennett.
In a series of tweets, Ghana have issued a statement addressing their complaints with the performance of Bennett and have appealed to FIFA asking for a rematch of their game against Uganda.
Ghana’s gripes are based on two fair goals by Thomas Partey being ruled out for offside. A win would have significantly aided Ghana’s qualifying campaign.
In the first half, Partey headered in from a free kick into the bottom corner only to see the linesman raise his flag and chalk it off.
As the Black Stars pushed for a winner all game, it seemingly came in the 94th minute with the Atletico Madrid midfielder latching onto a rebound from a shot from distance. Again, it was ruled out for offside.
A win for Ghana would have left them one point behind Egypt going into the final game, although if Egypt win against Congo tomorrow then the result of the Black Stars’ game will become irrelevant as Egypt will be mathematically unreachable.
In a similar case earlier on in another group’s qualification, South Africa received a controversial penalty from Ghanaian referee Lamptey to beat Senegal. As a result, Lamptey was banned from football by CAF and the match is now scheduled to be replayed in November.
If FIFA accept Ghana’s request, it may have ramifications for Egypt as a Uganda win will mean that Egypt can not secure qualification against Congo and will have to do the business away at Ghana in November.