South Africa manager Hugo Broos says his team’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers game against Ghana’s Black Stars on Sunday night at the Cape Coast Stadium was a very difficult one.
According to the Belgian tactician, his side played against a difficult opponent who were aggressive and accused the Senegalese referee Ndiaye Maguette of allowing Black Stars to play that way.
Captain Andre Ayew’s 33rd minute penalty sealed a vital victory for Ghana.
The result secured Ghana’s place in the play-offs while South Africa who led the group since matchday two have been eliminated.
“I congratulate Ghana for qualification for the next round but I also have to congratulate my team also because we played a very difficult game in very difficult circumstances,” said Broos during the Post-Match conference.
“We played against an opponent who was very aggressive and the referee allowed them to play like that, so it was very difficult for us to get a good result here today but, again, when you see what we did in the last three months, I’m very proud about my team,” he added.
Meanwhile, South Africa are gathering their facts to report the Senegalese referee to CAF and FIFA for a possible replay of the game following Andre Ayew’s controversial penalty decision.