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Ghana FA President Slams Bafana/SAFA

The president of the Ghana Football Association, Kurt Okraku, has slammed Bafana Bafana and SAFA, saying the current South Africa team “is the worst” he has seen in five years.

SAFA have taken the issue around the final Group G 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier to FIFA, accusing referee Maguette N’Diaye and his officials of match-manipulation.

Following a wide-ranging press conference led by SAFA president Dr. Danny Jordaan and CEO Tebogo Motlanthe, FIFA had confirmed on Wednesday that they have received SAFA’s protest.

On Thursday, the GFA respond with a lengthy statement, accusing SAFA of basing their protest on a “mountain of lies” and confirmed that will submit their own documents to FIFA.

However, GFA president Okraku also felt the need to add spice to the already tense relations between both countries, saying he feels South Africa are “disrespecting a powerful football nation like Ghana”.

“This is the worst South African team I have seen in the last five years and they do not deserve to qualify,” he said during the launch of the Ghana Women’s Super Cup, as cited by Citisportsonline.

“I am so angry about their attitude and they are so disrespectful about the quality of things we have here in Ghana.

“It is not correct for people to show so much disrespect to a powerful football nation like Ghana and this must not happen again.”

FIFA confirmed they will hand the case to their DC on 23 November.

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