The CEO of the South African Football Association, Tebogo Motlanthe, has said that his team will not give up on their cause against Ghana.
FIFA dismissed SAFA’s protest against Ghana and claimed it was not admissible and did not meet the criteria set in art. 46 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code and art. 14 of the Regulations of the Preliminary Competition.
The South African Football Association demand a justification before taking the case to the next level in the appeal process.
“We can’t, at this stage, say what we’re appealing for because we can’t take a stance without a reason,” Motlanthe said.
“What FIFA gave us was a one-liner with regards to the case being dismissed on grounds of inadmissibility.
“In terms of FIFA’s rules and regulations, you need to request the reasons in a 10-day period after receiving the decision, and we responded to the one-liner immediately.
“They wrote back to us saying they’re still working on the reasons, from where we’ll consider our legal options and make a decision.”