The Ghana Football Association has officially lodged a protest with FIFA over the performance of ref D. Bennett & his assistants E. Adelaide & S.Marie during the 2018 WCQ v Uganda played at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala today, Saturday October 7 2017.
In a press release available to Ghana’s Hub For Pop Culture & Urban Entertainment News – www.nydjlive.com, the GFA reveals it filed the protest right after the game.
Read the full statement from below.
“GFA lodged a protest with FIFA over the performance of ref D. Bennett & his assistants E. Adelaide & S.Marie during the 2018 WCQ v Uganda. The GFA filed the protest to FIFA, immediately after the match at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala.
Mr Bennett and assistants denied Ghana a perfect goal in the 93rd minute with television replays showing that it was a perfect goal. The referee also denied Ghana a penalty earlier in the second-half when Ghana midfielder Frank Acheampong was brought down in the box.
These and several other decisions by the match officials have left the GFA with no option than to ask FIFA to examine their performances.
The GFA respectfully asked FIFA to consider the possibility of a replay in order to serve the ends of justice without fear or favour.”
Earlier, skipper of the Blackstars, Asamoah Gyan in a tweet asked the FA to protest.
How on earth can this goal be disallowed? @ghanafaofficial we have to protest.. this no "fa ma Nyame" matter… i'm so furious pic.twitter.com/dCVDpZpY7v
— ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) October 7, 2017
Tony Baffoe also quizzed how the goal be disallowed.
Well done Black Stars -collective team performance-which should have been a win!someone please explain to me why the goal was disallowed???
— Anthony Baffoe (@AnthonyBaffoe) October 7, 2017