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The South Africa Football Association (SAFA) has announced that it’s set to make a formal complaint after the “questionable decisions” made by the match officials during their loss against Ghana on Sunday.

Bafana Bafana missed out on the chance to qualify for the FIFA World Cup after being defeated 1-0 by the Black Stars.

SAFA’s chief executive Tebogo Mothlante said that they feel the country lost out on a chance to make it through to the African World Cup play-offs.

“We will be writing to both CAF (the Confederation of African Football) and FIFA, firstly to investigate how the game was handled and secondly to challenge some of these decisions”.

“We have already registered with the match commissioner that we will be making a formal complaint.”

The match was won due to a penalty after Ghana’s Leicester City midfielder Daniel Amartey fell down when Rushine de Reuck made contact with him.

The match officials were a team from Senegal and were headed up by referee Maguette Ndiyae.

“We feel very much robbed because it is not an isolated incident of a penalty. There are just a lot of questionable decisions by match officials and we will get an expert to dissect other incidents, so we can make a strong case,” Mothlante added.

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