Ghana Embassy In South Africa Denies Murder Of Ghanaian Over Penalty Brouhaha

Ghana Embassy in South Africa has dismissed media reports that a Ghanaian was stabbed to death in the Rainbow Nation in connection with the Black Stars victory over Bafana Bafana.

Ghana was able to progress to the next stage of 2022’s World Cup qualifiers at the expense of South Africa on Sunday, November 14.

But South Africa’s insistence that the Bafana Bafana was robbed because Ghana’s sole goal was scored through a penalty, causing tensions between the two nations.

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It was widely reported that a Ghanaian man in his 30s and 40s died after being attacked by a South African.

Yaw Owusu, who was a barber, was reported to have been stabbed in his salon. According to the report, the 39-year-old Ghanaian was in disagreement with his apprentice prior to taking part in the match on Sunday. The fight resurfaced Monday morning following the debates regarding the penalty, and he stabbed him until he died.

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“We are now trying to find his family members in Ghana. The tension on Ghanaians here are very high. The South Africans have threatened to deal with Ghanaians here after their petition to FIFA,” Obeng Boadu, a Ghanaian based in South Africa, is reported by to have said on Kumasi-based radio station Fox FM

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We are pleading with authorities to come to our aid here, since things may be scarier soon. I don’t think Ghanaians are too safe as I speak to you,” he added.

However, the embassy has declared the reports to be fake after an investigation conducted by themselves.

Below is the full statement;