By Ian Kisoti
FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) has rejected an appeal from South Africa in Relation to their world cup qualifying match against Ghana on 14th November in Cape Coast, terming it as inadmissible.
The world football governing body’s disciplinary committee on Friday ruled that the appeal did not meet the basic requirements for filing protests.
South African Football Association lodged a complaint with FIFA about the match which included allegations of match fixing, match manipulation including corruption and bribery.
South Africa needed a draw to reach Africa’s world cup playoffs. This ruling by FIFA meant that Ghana’s Black Stars advance to Africa’s world cup play-offs at South Africa’s expense based on the goals scored.
“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,” FIFA said in a statement.FIFA