The South African Football Association’s protest for a rematch against Ghana in the final preliminary world cup qualification match has gained some momentum, this portal has observed.
The South African FA is alleging possible match fixing after claiming in their protest that they observed an unusual betting pattern during the match.
SAFA, during a press conference last week, also suggested that the referee may have been compromised, leading to that “dubious penalty” awarded them.
Meanwhile, this portal has observed that the interest of South Africans in the matter has been intensified over the past few days following some comments by legendary Ghanaian striker, Asamoah Gyan.
Asamoah Gyan believes the penalty awarded the South Africans was unfair since there was minimal content.
The legendary striker, however, added that those on the field of play might have witnessed the incident in a clearer manner.
Gyan’s comment appears to be a corroboration of comments made by Black Stars defender, Andy Yiadom, who also said he believes the penalty was a soft one.
Following these comments, some South African newspapers and portals monitored seem to whip up a popular sentiment that the calls for a replay will be granted by FIFA.
Meanwhile, FIFA is expected to deliver their verdict in the coming weeks.