Ghana lodge complain to FIFA after o-o draw in Uganda

A controversial end to Uganda Cranes's 0-0 draw at home to Black Stars of Ghana in Group E of World Cup qualifying has led the Black Stars lodging a protest with Fifa over refereeing decisions during the match. Courtesy Photo.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has lodged a protest with world football governing body, FIFA after their draw with Uganda in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Saturday.

The game ended goalless at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. ” The Ghana FA has lodged a protest to FIFA over the performance of referee Daniel Bennett and his assistants Eldrick Adelaide and Steve Marie,” the Ghana FA has stated.

Ghana FA spokesman, Ibrahim Sannie Daara told this publication last night at the Serena Hotel that they would send in a protest to Fifa because they think the match officials did not handle the match well. before the team

“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. The referee also denied Ghana a penalty earlier in the second-half when Ghana midfielder Frank Acheampong was brought down in the box,”  stated the protest that this publication has seen.

The protest letter pointed out that these and several other decisions by the match officials 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,” it added.

Last month FIFA also ordered for a replay of a 2018 World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal after it was discovered that the referee handled the match poorly.