The Ghana Black Stars have been cleared to participate in the play-offs of the world cup qualifications. FIFA in a statement to the Ghana Football Association stated their decision on the protest by South Africa Football Association.
FIFA in a statement said; “The protest lodged by South Africa has been declared inadmissible by the Disciplinary Committee as it did not meet the requirements foreseen under art. 46 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code and art. 14 of the Regulations of the Preliminary Competition of the FIFA World Cup 2022.”
Ghana beat South Africa by 1-0 in the last group match that will see the winning team move on to the next stage of the qualification.
BREAK:— Gary Al-Smith (@garyalsmith) December 3, 2021
Fifa have notified the Ghana Football Association that South Africa Football Association's protest on alleged match fixing etc has been quashed.
There will be no replay of the World Cup qualifier between them. Ghana through to playoffs.
Official statement out soon. pic.twitter.com/rQKUEkCVNe
South Africa protested for the match to be replayed due to alleged match fixing. They also protested about Senegalese referee Ndiaye Maguette who awarded the penalty to the Black Stars.
The decision by FIFA means Ghana will join the other teams for the draw for the last round of matches to be played in match, 2022.
The ten teams for the play-offs are Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt, Tunisia, DR Congo, Mali, Algeria, Cameroon and Morocco.