Gyan leading Ghana crusade for replay of World Cup qualifier


At the last minute of the match between Ghana and Uganda on Saturday, a referee disallowed the goal scored by Black Star player Raphael Dwamena.

The goalless stalemate at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala has visibly kicked Ghana out of the running for Russian Federation 2018.

"The Ghana FA has lodged a protest to Federation Internationale de Football Association over the performance of referee Daniel Bennett and his assistants Eldrick Adelaide and Steve Marie", the Ghana FA has stated.

Ghana and Uganda drew 0-0 in Uganda on Saturday, hurting Ghana's chances of qualifying for the World Cup next year in Russian Federation.

Kwesi Appiah's side now has a long list of absentees, including captain Asamoah Gyan and deputy captain Andre Ayew, as well as Agyemang Badu, John Boye, Harrison Afful Jordan Ayew and Thomas Agyepong and Christian Atsu.

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"Referee Daniel Bennett just told the Ghana team why he disallowed the goal".

Only victory will keep Ghana in with a chance of qualifying for the World Cup as they now sit third in their group with five points.

Cranes skipper Denis Onyango has complained that the nation's authorities are not serious about football after their draw with Ghana on Saturday.

Indeed, while both Uganda and Ghana could yet qualify for the World Cup, Egypt would top Group E - eliminating the other two - if they beat Congo-Brazzaville at home on Sunday.

First of all, a clear penalty in the early stages of the second half was not awarded after Frank Acheampong was impeded in the box by rushing Cranes defender.