President of the South African Football Association (SAFA), Danny Jordaan has taken a hit hard at the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
SAFA after the 1-0 defeat to Ghana in the final Group G game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup lodged an official complaint to FIFA against the performance of Senegalese referee Maguette Ndiaye.
In the protest sent to FIFA by the South Africa FA, the FA accused GFA of match fixing, match manipulation, corruption and bribing the referee and other officials.
FIFA on Wednesday, November 17 informed GFA of South Africa’s protest through an email.
As part of GFA’s defense statement, GFA put on record before FIFA that the protest wasn’t properly logged and SAFA failed to make payment of the protest fee as required by Regulations.
Reacting to the comments, SAFA President, Danny Jordaan said: “You can not be schooled by a primary school teacher is you are a university professor,” he told renowned broadcaster Robert Marawa on his radio show.
“We have delivered the World Cup. It was voted the best World Cup ever on the African continent. We cannot be schooled by people who are in their first year of administration and so we kept quiet.
Danny Jordaan went on to add that it is their democratic right to exercise the provisions and the statuses, stressing that it was inappropriate of GFA to react in the manner in which they did.
@SAFA_net President Dr Danny Jordaan responds to the Ghana FA retort regarding South Africa falling short on the procedural elements of their submission to @FIFAcom on #MSW @VumaFM @SowetanLIVE @RISEfm943 pic.twitter.com/ksZx00h6hX— robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) November 30, 2021
Meanwhile, FIFA is expected to announce a verdict on the case in the coming days.