Close video replays have shown that South African defender Rushine de Reuck dragged Ghana’s Daniel Amartey with BOTH HANDS which resulted in the referee awarding a penalty kick to the Black Stars in their decisive 2022 World Cup qualifier on Sunday.
The evidence which has now been closely watched suggests that the Bafana Bafana player clearly fouled the Leicester City defender, leading to the Senegalese match official pointing to the spot kick which sealed the victory for the Black Stars.
The video from several replay angles show that referee Maguette Ndiaye had, just before the penalty decision, warned Reuck of his earlier infringement before the corner kick. The Senegalese referee was closely watching the two players from just two metres away before the corner kick and clearly saw the South African pulling Amartey down.
Initial video of the incident was inconclusive which led to the South African Football Association (SAFA) claiming that they had been robbed during the game at the Cape Coast Stadium which ended 1-0, after Andre Ayew expertly converted the kick.
SAFA raised concerns over the legitimacy of both the decision and the display of the officiating team from Senegal, headed up by referee Maguette Ndiaye.
But it is now clear that the penalty was awarded after Ghana’s Leicester City midfielder Daniel Amartey went down following the heavy pulling from defender Rushine de Reuck, who was booked for his challenge.