South Africa coach Hugo Broos has admitted that the desire to play a replay of the 2022’s World Cup qualifier against Ghana isn’t going to be allowed by FIFA.
South Africa lodged a complaint with FIFA and claimed they were robbed in the aftermath of their loss in the match against Ghana at the critical game on the 14th of November.
Ghana insists they have won fairly, in the manner that Andre Ayew scored a first half penalty that gave Black Stars a 1-0 victory at the Cape Coast Stadium and send the West Africans through to the final round of qualification.
South Africa want a replay and the match official, Senegalese Ndiaye Maguette, suspended because he imposed a “dubious” penalty against them.
FIFA sent the issue to the Disciplinary Committee, who commenced investigation last week.
In the lead up to the verdict, the South African Belgian tactician isn’t sure the verdict will change something.
“Fifa met on Tuesday,” Broos told HLN Sportcast. “We expect a decision in the course of this week. It’s not just about the penalty kick, it’s about the whole game. The referee made 71 decisions, 47 of which were foul. The analysis has shown that. And 90 percent of those 47 wrong decisions were against us.”
“You have to be able to prove something like that in black and white. Was he bribed? Wasn’t he pressured? Or was he just having a really bad day? The numbers are there, but is that enough for FIFA? I personally think that it will remain with a suspension for the referee and that we should not count on a replay.”
The draw for the play-offs has been moved to January 2022.