South Africa head coach Hugo Broos has called on authorities to allow the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in World Cup qualifiers after his side were denied a correct goal against Ghana.
The talking point of the match would certainly have been Percy Tau’s goal wrongly disallowed for offside if Bafana Bafana had not won by a lone goal.
The former Brighton man headed home five minutes before halftime, and while the assistant referee raised his flag for offside, replays clearly showed that Tau was onside.
Bongokuhle Hlongwane’s late goal gave Bafana a vital 1-0 win, but Broos was all too aware that an error in officiating could have cost his side.
“I think in such important games there has to be VAR. One goal can decide, or not decide a game. Imagine if it is 0-0 and we don’t win,” said Broos after the game, which proved to be South Africa’s first competitive victory over Ghana in over 20 years.
Bafana Bafana are top of Group G ahead of Ghana and Ethiopia respectively with Zimbabwe languishing at the bottom after two matches.