By Ameenu Shardow
The Ghana FA will be making an official complaint to Fifa over the performance of the referee and the conduct of the security detail in Saturday’s defeat to Zambia.
The Black Stars were brought down to earth by the African Champions in the second Group D World Cup qualifier after thrashing Lesotho 7-0 eight days earlier.
A first half deflected strike by captain Christopher Katongo was enough to claim all three vital points for the Chipolopolo at their new Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
The game was however marred with dodgy refereeing at certain points and reports of assault on some Ghanaian players after the game.
Derek Boateng in particular alleged he was punched from the behind by a Zambian police officer while unused substitute Ben Acheampong also made similar allegations of assault.
The Ghana FA thus says it will be making an official complaint about the performance of Tunisia referee Merd Kordi and also the assault meted onto some of the Black Stars players to the world football governing body.
“We have handed the match tape to referee Wellington (Joseph) to look into it in terms of refereeing to finger out the flaws of the referee so it doesn’t seem like we are making things up,” Ghana FA Communications Director Ibrahim Sannie-Daara told Kumasi-based Fox FM.
“We will be making complaints on the referee on one side and also other incidents of assault on Derek Boateng, assault on Ben Acheampong on the other side.
“Taunts on Jordan Ayew, and everything else will be well documented in the official complaint to Fifa.”
The defeat to Zambia leaves Ghana second in Group D, just one point behind leaders Sudan with four matches left to go.