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‘There Were 71 Major Incidents In Bafana/Ghana Game’

There were 71 major incidents in the game between Bafana Bafana and Ghana in their World Cup qualifier on Sunday night.

An independent report conducted by renowned former Premier Soccer League referee, Ace Ncobo, has come to this conclusion.

Ghana won 1-0 to qualify to the play-offs of the CAF qualifiers, courtesy of a dubious penalty that went against Bafana in the first half.

It was the winning goal!

SAFA, led by president Danny Jordaan, has since written to both FIFA and CAF, with the continental body confirming it received the complaint letter while the world governing federation is yet to respond, though there are reports in international media they are reviewing the match.

It’s the association's view that the game was rigged and SAFA CEO Tebogo Motlanthe, who had travelled with the national team to Ghana, has claimed Bafana were robbed and insisted there were several isolated incidents that prove their suspicion of match fixing.

“My independent conclusion is that the referee in this match was blatantly biased against South Africa – 90,9 percent of incorrect decisions against one team is a clear case of a match official unlawfully influencing and/or manipulating the course and/or the outcome of the match,” Ncobo said as part of his report presented to the media.

“I spent five hours and 17 minutes watching the first half and putting together the report. But the second half was two hours of reviewing because most of the time I was just watching football and the referee making good decisions. There were 71 major incidents during the game.”

He said he would fully support SAFA, especially having done his own homework to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the game was manipulated. 

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