Ayew insists ‘it was a clear penalty’ against South Africa

Andre Ayew insists Ghana were awarded a ‘clear penalty’ in their all-important victory against South Africa.

Ayew scored the only goal from the spot in the 33rd minute following a foul on Leicester City defender Daniel Amartey.

The 1-0 result was enough to take Black Stars through to the play-offs of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

The penalty decision has divided opinions. South Africa believe it was a dubious call and have decided to petition FIFA and CAF.

But Ayew disagrees. He said at the post-match conference, “It was a clear penalty on [Amartey]. In fact, we had chances to get more penalties and should have been given two more.”

Ghana came into the game three points adrift of South Africa but knew any kind of victory would secure their spot in the next round.

“I think we had more clear chances. Yes, it was a tough game but we won this game fair and square. We could have scored more,” he added.

The draw for the play-offs is expected in December.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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