Ghana appeals to Federation Internationale de Football Association over referee in World Cup qualifying against Uganda

Nick Sanchez
October 9, 2017

Uganda Cranes and the Black Stars of Ghana lock horns at Mandela National stadium, Namboole in a fixture that will determine their 2018 FIFA World Cup fate.

Ghana Football Association said it had written to FIFA about the performance of South African referee Daniel Bennett and his assistants, Eldrick Adelaide and Steve Marie, both of the Seychelles.

The Black Stars are scheduled to end their training camp in Kenya Thursday ahead of their must-win 2018 World Cup qualifier against the Cranes of Uganda.

The Black Stars had two goals disallowed for offside in either half with the last gasp goal appearing legit and also had an appeal for a penalty turned down when Frank Acheampong went down under challenge by Nicholas Wadada.

The draw leaves Uganda on eight points, one behind Egypt, and two clear of Ghana, and they have their work cut out to become East Africa's first-ever representatives at the World Cup.

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is apparently spearheading the fight for justice after South African referee Daniel Bennett denied the Black Stars a match victor against Uganda in 2018 World Cup qualifying on Saturday.

Lamptey was banned for life, and the replay could help Senegal qualify for the World Cup.

A victory for the Pharaohs against Congo in Alexandria will put Egypt through with one match remaining.

Only Nigeria has qualified for next year's tournament in Africa.

Lamptey, who is Ghanaian, was found guilty of unlawfully influencing match results and failed to get his sanction overturned at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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