Asamoah Gyan has suggested that the Black Stars were given a soft penalty during the crucial World Cup qualifier against South Africa.
Black Stars beat South Africa 1-0 in Cape Coast earlier in the month thanks to a penalty in the first half.
Ndiaye Maguette, a Senegalese referee, was very close to the action and pointed to the spot shortly after Daniel Amartey had been held in the box by South Africa defender Rushine de Reuck.
Andre Ayew was not mistaken as he scored with confidence to send Ghana into the play-offs, and keep alive the hopes of reaching the World Cup in Qatar in 2022.
Gyan, who has scored six more goals than any African at the World Cup, has said the defender or midfielder for Premier League club Leicester City and the Ghana national team was too easy to take down.
“I think the incident was a bit casual. From where I sit and how I saw it I think Daniel Amartey went down too easily, but the referee was closer to the spot and probably had a better view of the situation. Remember was the tempo of the game also could have influenced the referee’s decision to award the spot-kick,” Gyan said in an interview with Asempa FM.
South Africa lodged a protest with FIFA regarding the penalty decision. They claim that the match was manipulated to favour the Black Stars.
The FIFA Disciplinary Committee is expected to render their verdict within the next few days in order to resolve the matter.