Fans of South Africa remain livid after the 1-0 defeat to Ghana in the final Group G game of the FIFA World Cup in Cape Coast on Sunday, November 14, 2021. The Bafana Bafana are furious with the performance of Senegalese referee Ndiaye Maguette, who they have accused of robbery.
In posts on the official Facebook page of the Bafana Bafana, the South Africans went to the extent of saying they have “forgiven Luis Suarez for the robbery” last night.
Referee Ndiaye Maguette awarded Ghana a 32nd minute penalty after Daniel Amartey looked to have been impeded in the box. Andre Ayew converted from the spot to give Ghana victory as the Black Stars progress to the play-offs of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Here are social media reactions from fans:
If you missed it, this is what Senegalese referee Ndiaye Magiette calls a penalty. And his stupid mistake cost South Africa a place I'm the World Cup qualifier playoffs. Safa have right to challenge it. pic.twitter.com/ZeCMAFlIub
— Mathews_mpete (@MathewsMpete) November 15, 2021
So after watching several replays of the incident leading to a penalty being awarded to Ghana in their game against South Africa, I truly think the referee Maguette Ndiaye should be answering charges for crimes against humanity at the ICC.
That decision was beyond criminal.
— Njie Enow: Mr Razzmatazz (@NjieEnow) November 14, 2021
This referee should be investigated. South Africa have clearly been robbed here. This is my first time seeing it. This is so embarrassing to watch. @FIFAcom can’t let this happen. https://t.co/UX11uthZXg
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) November 14, 2021