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Fifa turn down Ghana's protest against South African referee Bennett

19:05 GMT+3 13/10/2017
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The world's football governing body has rejected Ghana's protest to have a replay against Uganda following an alleged 'poor officiating'

Fifa have rejected Ghana’s protest against South African referee Daniel Bennett and his assistants following a goalless draw against Uganda in the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifying last week, Goal understands.

The Black Stars were in a dire need of three points to stand a chance of booking a place at Russia 2018, but failed to claim a win in Kampala which Ghanaian officials blamed on poor officiating prompting a complaint to Fifa.

According to Ghana FA, striker Frank Acheampong was denied a legitimate penalty after he was tripped in the box by a Uganda defender before goals from Daniel Amartey and Rafael Dwamena were ruled offside.

However, Fifa insist “no proceedings will be opened around the World Cup qualifier match Uganda vs. Ghana since no traits of manipulation of the game were found after initial investigation.”

Egypt claimed the sole ticket from Group E after amassing 12 points, six above Ghana with a game to spare.