Fans lament lack of VAR review in Ghana vs Portugal match

Fans in Africa

Fans in Africa believe Ghana were the victims of poor officiating following a questionable penalty handed to Portugal in their World Cup opener.

Ghana were holding on for a goalless draw before Mohammed Salisu was adjudged to have fouled Cristiano Ronaldo in the box in what appeared for be a soft challenge but the referee pointed to the spot after which the Portugal captain scored his country’s opening goal.

While some supporters blamed Jordan Ayew for losing possession to allow Portugal score two late goals, a big number feel the Black Stars were hard done by, given the referee turned down their appeals to review the incident on VAR, setting the tone for the 3-2 defeat.

The supporters were disappointed that the referee did not check Salisu’s challenge that yielded Ronaldo’s penalty as well as Leao’s goal

Fans in Africa believe Ghana were the victims of poor officiating following a questionable penalty handed to Portugal in their World Cup opener.

Ghana were holding on for a goalless draw before Mohammed Salisu was adjudged to have fouled Cristiano Ronaldo in the box in what appeared for be a soft challenge but the referee pointed to the spot after which the Portugal captain scored his country’s opening goal.

While some supporters blamed Jordan Ayew for losing possession to allow Portugal score two late goals, a big number feel the Black Stars were hard done by, given the referee turned down their appeals to review the incident on VAR, setting the tone for the 3-2 defeat.

  • No VAR?

    OMG there was actually no VAR check. This is just pure robbery. - @_owurakuampofo

    So, when it's against African teams then there's no VAR? Clear robbery against Ghana - @Bosongo_

    Fifa World Cup, you guys robbed us. You guys need to cancel that penalty and [Portugal’s] second goal was offside. You guys failed the fair play rule. You guys failed to accept our petition to check the VAR and call the offsides. This is wrong, this is not fair to Ghana or is Africa not part of the VAR? - Chris Tandoh

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