Ghana FA launch protest against Daniel Bennett

Ghana FA launch protest against Daniel Bennett
Daniel Bennett

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Oct 08, 2017. 17:00

Ghana have taken steps in trying to force a replay of their 2018 FIFA World Cup Group E qualifier against Uganda in Kampala, which ended in a goalless stalemate.

The match on Saturday afternoon was overshadowed by several refereeing decisions, including what the Black Stars have deemed a 'perfect goal' with the final kick of the game.

As a result, they have launched a protest to the world football governing body, asking that FIFA look into the performance of South African referee Daniel Bennett and his fellow match officials.

The Ghana FA launched an official statement via their official Twitter page on Saturday evening, across a series of seven tweets:

"Ghana FA lodges FIFA protests over referee in World Cup qualifier in Uganda.

"GFA lodged a protest with FIFA over the performance of ref D. Bennett & his assistants E. Adelaide & S.Marie during the 2018 WCQ v Uganda.

"The GFA filed the protest to FIFA, immediately after the match at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala.

"Mr Bennett and assistants denied Ghana a perfect goal in the 93rd minute with television replays showing that it was a perfect goal.

"The referee also denied Ghana a penalty earlier in the second-half when Ghana midfielder Frank Acheampong was brought down in the box.

"These and several other decisions by the match officials have left the GFA with no option than to ask FIFA to examine their performances.

"The GFA respectfully asked FIFA to consider the possibility of a replay in order to serve the ends of justice without fear or favour," the sequence of tweets concluded.

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