Bayern Legend – It Was A Clear Penalty
Former Ghana and Bayern Munich defender Samuel Kuffour has insisted that the awarded penalty to his country during the recent game against Bafana Bafana was clear.
South Africa has suffered a controversial 1-0 loss to the Black Stars on Sunday at Cape Coast Sports Stadium in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
Bafana’s defender Rushine De Rueck was judged to have brought down Daniel Amartey in the box, leading Senegalese referee to point to the penalty spot.
SAFA have since lodged a complaint against match official Maguette N’Diaye and questioned whether match-manipulation happened on the night. Kuffour, however, says it was a clear penalty.
“For me is a penalty, you may see from different angle, you have your opinion about the whole situation,” Kuffour told Thomas Mlambo on Ultimate Sports Show.
“I have my opinion, the referee has his opinion, the people of Ghana have their opinion and the people of South Africa have their opinion.
“So for me, in my view, you see, we call something like a contact force if any slightest thing, you could see from the out there, when the corner was given, the referee was giving a warning to the South African defender and Daniel Amartey.
“Because they were troubling against each other, the referee when they were a question there, if you look at the video, he questioned them, and the incident came in.
“For me, I was super excited about the goal, even when I go back to the hotel, and I watch the replay. I can testify it was a penalty.
“For me, when I looked at the play-back, it was a two touches, it was a two touches. The one in front and the one behind him. When I look at the play-back than I can justify It was a penalty for me.”