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Benin and South Africa file claim after elimination


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Eliminated respectively by DR Congo and Ghana, Benin and South Africa announced Monday to file appeals for arbitration irregularities.

The South African Football Federation (Safa) announced on Monday, November 15, that it wanted to seize the international federation (Fifa) and the African Confederation (CAF) to contest the arbitration during its defeat in Ghana (1-0), which cost him the qualification for the World-2022. Benin wants to do the same for an irregularity that occurred during its defeat in Kinshasa.

A contentious penalty

In the Group G small final of the World Cup qualifiers, the winner of the match between Ghana and South Africa landed the qualifying ticket for the third round of the Africa zone. However, the meeting turned on a penalty, awarded by Senegalese referee Maguette N’Diaye in the first half for an alleged foul by South African defender Rushine De Reuck on Daniel Amartey. On slow motion it looks like the Leicester City player has dived. Video referee assistance (VAR) was not available for this match.

“The federation has decided to file an official complaint so that Fifa and CAF closely examine the conduct of match officials,” Tebogo Motlanthe, CEO of Safa, said on Twitter. He added that he would hold a press conference later to give more details.

One too many replacement for the DR Congo?

On the side of group J, it was the same scenario. A top match between DR Congo and Benin whose winner took the lead in the pool and therefore the ticket for the 3e tower. Again, the home team won, 2-0 this time.

Again, the score was opened on a penalty that the two sports columnists, Nabil Djellit and Patrick juillard, found more than contentious. But, unlike the Ghanaians, the Congolese managed to double the lead in the second half.

However, it is neither the disputed penalty nor the disrespected closed session that the Beninese wish to attack before the authorities. According to Algerian journalist Walid Zani, coach Hector Cuper would have made his changes on four different slots, against three as provided for in the regulations.

An error which could lead to the disqualification of the Leopards, if we rely on the precedent in the German Cup, where, for the same error, Wolfsburg had lost their match on the green carpet.


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