Ghana’s High Commission in South Africa has rubbished reports indicating that a Ghanaian has been killed in that country after the Black Stars defeated the Bafana Bafana last Sunday in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers group match.
Last weekend, the Ghana national team hosted their South African counterparts at the Cape Coast Stadium in a final Group G encounter of the African qualifiers ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
After the game, South Africans expressed disappointment, with many taking to social media to attack Ghanaians.
On Wednesday, a report according to Fox FM claimed that a disagreement had led to a South African stabbing a Ghanaian to death over the Black Stars v Bafana Bafana game.
However, a statement from the Ghana High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa, says the report is false and only made up.
This is after the commission conducted a thorough investigation into the claim.
It enjoined that Ghanaians in South Africa should go about their daily activities without fear.
It said, “They should act with circumspect by avoiding unnecessary arguments as well in areas where sentiments and tensions are high. They should contact the mission at any time when they feel their lives are in danger”.
The South Africa Football Association (SAFA) on Wednesday lodged a protest with FIFA with claims that the match was manipulated.
SAFA also called for a replay of the match.
However, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has denied the allegations and expressed its readiness to cooperate with FIFA on investigations.