Former Ghanaian international, Augustine Arhinful, has kicked against moves by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to petition the world governing body of football, FIFA, over Daniel Bennett’s abysmal refereeing in the penultimate World Cup qualifier between the Cranes of Uganda and the Black Stars on October 7 at the Nelson Mandela Stadium.
Mr Arhinful said although petitioning FIFA is a step in the right direction, the petition is not worth pursuing after Egypt beat Congo to qualify for Russia 2018.
“The protest is fine if that is what we [as Ghanaians] want, but I don’t think it is worth it now that Egypt has sealed qualification [to the World Cup]. I believe that what has happened has already occurred and whatever happened in relation to the South Africa and Senegal game is a one off.”
Coach Kwesi Appiah and his team have now shifted attention to qualifying for, and winning the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.