'Furious' Asamoah Gyan demands protest over Black Stars goal snub

Kelvin Reese
October 9, 2017

Even with the faint chance, the team believe victory against the Cranes of Uganda could restore that hope and pride after the Ugandans held Ghana to a 1-1 draw in their opening game of the World Cup qualifying campaign in Tamale.

The 94th minute of the game came with some great news to Asamoah's teammates: Dwamena scored the most awaited goal but.it was refused by the referee, Daniel Bennett.

The Kayserispor forward sat out the away clash due to injury, but was left incensed after Raphael Dwamena's injury-time goal from a rebound was ruled out for offside.

The Black Stars are scheduled to end their training camp in Kenya Thursday ahead of their must-win 2018 World Cup qualifier against the Cranes of Uganda.

The four time African champions had nearly a new team for the game after the likes Captain Asamoah Gyan, Jonathan Mensah, Harrison Afful, Christian Atsu, Thomas Agyepong, John Boye and Afriyie Acquah all pulled out through injury while the Ayew brothers were not considered.

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According to him, "how on earth can this goal be disallowed".

A statement from the Ghana FA read: "The GFA filed the protest to Federation Internationale de Football Association, immediately after the match at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala". Despite showing a great performance during the game, Ghana players were not able to score a single goal.

The referee also denied Ghana a penalty earlier in the second half when midfielder Frank Acheampong of China's Tianjin TEDA was brought down in the box, the GFA said.

Following that match, Egypt now need a home win over last-place Congo in Alexandria to book a World Cup berth, going up against Ghana in the final match of Group E.

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