South Africa right-back, Rushine De Reuck, has attributed his team’s failure to book qualification to the 2022 FIFA World Cup play-offs to the actions of the referees and the in the match against Ghana last Sunday.
De Reuck’s foul on Daniel Amartey got Ghana a penalty, which was converted expertly by Andre Ayew in the 33rd minute to give the Black Stars victory and progress in the qualifiers.
The South African Football Association are protesting the referee’s decision and have already lodged a complaint to FIFA.
On Wednesday, SAFA organized a press conference to address the happenings in the defeat to Ghana.
“The decision that were made, it felt like the game was rehearsed, from the referees and the ball boys. The first 10 minutes we already saw that we were not going to get anything right. We continued to fight,” said De Reuck at the presser.
““It’s been a very tough few days, but not just for me but everyone that’s part of Bafana to go out the way that we did. We put ourselves in a good situation and no one had given us a chance to do so well,” he added.