South African referee 'terribly embarrassed' by decisions in Ghana-Uganda game

South African referee 'terribly embarrassed' by decisions in Ghana-Uganda game

-The referee of Ghana's match against Uganda has admitted some of his calls in the game were wrong

-His admission comes after Ghana's FA protested to FIFA asking for a replay.

-The protest will now be inconsequential as Egypt win the group to qualify for the 2018 World Cup

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The referee who controversially disallowed Ghana's last-gasp strike in Saturday's Group E World Cup qualifier against Uganda has reportedly admitted that the decision not to allow the goal was wrong.

South African referee

Sports journalist, Saddick Adams aka Sports Obama

According to a sports journalist, Saddick Adams, popularly known as Sports Obama, the South African, Daniel Bennett made the admission to a CAF official who contacted him [Bennett] after the match.

Ghana striker, Raphael Dwamena slotted the ball home from close range after Uganda's keeper failed to deal with an earlier shot but it was not to count as Referee Bennett disallowed it after one of his assistants flagged it as offside.

READ ALSO: Watch the Black Stars goal against Uganda that was disallowed

Later replays showed that the striker was not in an offside position leading to calls from many Ghanaians for the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to protest the decision. The GFA obliged and petitioned FIFA for a replay.

Earlier reports suggest that the referee had, after the game, stood by his decision and told Black Stars players that he disallowed the goal because 'time was up'

But citing a British-Nigerian journalist Osasu Obayiuwana, Sports Obama says the Referee Bennett is 'terribly embarrassed' about his decisions in the match played at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Kampala.

"According to British-Nigerian journalist Osasu Obayiuwana, a CAF official who has been in touch with Referee Daniel Bennett says the man is "terribly embarrassed" about his decisions in Saturday's game in Kampala.
Bennett accepts that the 93rd minute goal scored by Ghana was legitimate. But he could not overrule the linesman's offside call.
In fact, the CAF official said Bennett accepts that both goals scored by Ghana were clean goals", he posted on Facebook.

Ghana's protest will amount to nothing even if FIFA grants the request for a replay as the results would no matter anymore with Egypt sealing qualification for 2018 WOrld Cup with a 2-1 win over Congo.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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