South Africa national team coach Hugo Broos says people should close their minds on a possible replay with Ghana as it will never happen.
The wily Belgian tactician stressed that the outcome of the complaint lodged at FIFA will be that referee Ndiaye Maguette will be sanctioned but there won’t be any replay of the game.
“Fifa met on Tuesday,” Broos told HLN Sportcast. “We expect a decision in the course of this week. It’s not just about the penalty kick, it’s about the whole game. The referee made 71 decisions, 47 of which were foul. The analysis has shown that. And 90 percent of those 47 wrong decisions were against us.”
“You have to be able to prove something like that in black and white. Was he bribed? Wasn’t he pressured? Or was he just having a really bad day? The numbers are there, but is that enough for FIFA? I personally think that it will remain with a suspension for the referee and that we should not count on a replay.”
Ghana defeated South Africa 1-0 in a decider for the next phase of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and the Bafana Bafana lodged a complaint at FIFA that the game was not officiated well.