The South African Football Association (SAFA) says it will consider its options, after world football governing body FIFA dismissed it’s protest following a  Bafana Bafana 1-0 loss in a world cup qualifier against Ghana, last month.

FIFA, has reportedly issued a single line statement, that does not get into its reasons for dismissing the appeal.

SAFA says, it will forge a way forward after hearing FIFA’s reasons.

SAFA to consider options after FIFA dismisses Ghana protest @BafanaBafana

— (@SAFA_net) December 3, 2021

Local newspaper sports reporter says FIFA’s response comes two weeks later than previously expected, and is a blow to the South African soccer team.

“This afternoon, they finally responded with an email, giving us their outcome, which is very disappointing to for South African football and for Bafana Bafana, the young players who gave it their all and put up a brave fight in Ghana.

It was quite a bizarre statement and information that they sent out. Not even a paragraph, a one sentence thing saying that they matter is being dismissed and there’s no details and I think that’s what is frustrating SAFA.