Gyan leading Ghana crusade for replay of World Cup qualifier

Emilio Banks
October 9, 2017

The atmosphere in Ghana now is a tensed one as many football-loving Ghanaians are feeling a sense of loss and disappointment over Ghana's failed chance at qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

In a controversial contest, Ghana had a goal disallowed at the death with the linesman wrongly flagging Raphael Dwamena offside, despite replays showing the Black Stars forward was comfortably onside.

The Pharaohs will try to get the three points that will enable them to qualify to the World Cup for the first time since more than 20 years!

Asamoah Gyan, who could not feature in the game due to an injury tweeted hours after the game that "we have to protest".

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

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Cranes have to pray that Egypt draws or is beaten by Congo Brazzaville to keep their dreams alive.

The game ended 0-0 leaving Ghana in 3rd place in the group with 6 points against Uganda's 8 at 2nd position with Egypt leading the group with 12 points.

The Black Stars - third in Group E going into the match - needed a win to keep their hopes alive of making the finals in Russian Federation.

Because apart from this decision, he also made some very contentious decisions like not awarding a penalty to Ghana after winger, Frank Acheampong was shoved off the ball in the Ugandan goal area.

The protest letter pointed out that these and several other decisions by the match officials left the GFA with no option than to ask Federation Internationale de Football Association to examine their performances.

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