Ghana’s World Cup hopes all but ended
In 2015, Ghana were the runners-up at the Africa Cup of Nations and in recent years have been very strong at youth level.
One of the biggest footballing countries in Africa, Ghana’s chances of appearing in next summer’s World Cup went up in smoke on Saturday in Uganda.
Ghana knew they had to beat Uganda to have any chance of grabbing top spot in Group E but a 0-0 draw means Egypt would have to slip up massively not to win the group.
Thomas Partey goal wrongly disallowed on 94
Ghana’s anger with the result came due to an incident in the final seconds of the goalless draw.
Leicester City’s Daniel Amartey took a long range shot that was spilled by Uganda goalkeeper Denis Onyango.
In came Atletico Madrid attacker Thomas Partey to score what should have been the winner.
However, referee El Fadil Mohamed ruled out the goal due to offside.
“It was a good goal…”
Despite the fact – as can be seen in the picture above – that Partey was clearly onside when Amartey took his shot.
Ghana coach coach Kwesi Appiah was shocked by the decision: “I think it was a good goal because the goalkeeper punched back the ball.”
This 0-0 draw between Ghana and Uganda means if Egypt beat Congo tonight, the Pharaohs will qualify for the World Cup from Group E.
The clip on the Tweet below sums up a horrible decision from the officials.
And, of course, Africa World Cup qualification has seen both poor officiating and corrupt officials, so Ghana might well suspect some foul play here.
Of course, Ghana have not covered themselves in glory during the campaign. And, failed to beat Uganda in their previous match in October, which ended 0-0.
— adrianbarrios® (@barrios2326) October 7, 2017
Asamoah Gyan protests the decision on Twitter
Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan, who did not play in the game, has been protesting on Twitter over the shocking disallowed goal.
A screenshot of some of the retweets and video from Gyan can be seen below.
— ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) October 7, 2017