The Fifa jury is still out on whether or not Bafana Bafana will get to replay their World Cup Group G qualifier against Ghana.
The grootkoppe at world football’s governing body were scheduled to meet on Tuesday to discuss the South African Football Association’s request to investigate if the match was subject to match-fixing, manipulation or under the influence of betting.
This after a dubious penalty gifted the Black Stars a 1-0 victory in Cape Coast on November 14, ultimately costing Bafana a place in the 10-team playoff round.
But after sitting on Tuesday, Safa says Fifa’s big dogs in Zurich have not yet given them any feedback to date.
Safa director of communications Dominic Chimhavi tells the Daily Voice: “We have heard nothing from Fifa yet. We are still waiting.”
Safa submitted their appeal, with independent expert and former PSL referee Ace Ncobo explaining SA’s case against Senegalese match official Maguette Ndiaye in meticulous detail in a press conference last Wednesday.
Ncobo said he is convinced that Ndiaye manipulated the match result based on “a pattern of bias and not just the ref’s decision to give Ghana a penalty for minimal contact between SA defender Rushine de Reuck and Daniel Amartey.
Ghana’s FA responded to the case by saying: “As a good sporting Association, we know that Bafana Bafana gave it their all but lost to a better team...”
An announcement on the matter is expected soon.