Fifa has dismissed the protest by South Africa that called for the replay for the 2022 World Cup qualifier against Ghana that the Bafana Bafana lost last month in Cape Coast.
The ruling means that Ghana have legitimately qualified for the Play-offs in next year March.
According to Fifa, the protest didn’t meet FIFA requirements under Art. 46 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code and Art. 14 of the Regulations of the Preliminary Competition of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
“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.
The statement added that: “The decision is subject to appeal.”
Ghana will progress to the next stage of the competition and face either Senegal who are currently the best-ranked county on the continent or Morocco.
There is also a possibility of the Black Stars facing Nigeria, Tunisia or Mali since these countries complete the top five ranked countries left in the qualifiers.