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Ghanaian man allegedly stabbed to death in South Africa following over penalty decision in 2022 World Cup qualifier

Yaw Owusu, a Ghanaian man in his late thirties has been allegedly killed in South Africa following the Black Stars 1-0 victory over Bafana Bafana in the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.

The sad incident happened in a town called Mzuluku after an argument over the penalty decision awarded to the Black Stars against South Africa in the World Cup qualifier on Sunday at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.

The penalty has generated a lot of controversy with South Africa lodging a complaint to FIFA as they believe the match was manipulated to favor the Black Stars by Senegalese referee Ndiaye Maguette

Yaw Owusu who worked as a barber was allegedly stabbed by the South African who is currently on the run according to reports.

Confirming the news in an interview with Kumasi-based radio station Fox FM, Obeng Boadu gave an account of what transpired and how Ghanaians are living in fear due to threats after the game.

“Yaw Owusu, a 39-year-old man who works at a saloon had a few arguments with his apprentice before the game on Sunday, the argument resurfaced on Monday morning after the controversies on the penalty and he stabbed him to death,” he said as quoted by

“We are now trying to find his family members in Ghana. The tension on Ghanaians here are very high.The South Africans have threatened to deal with Ghanaians here after their petition to FIFA.

“We are pleading with authorities to come to our aid here since things may be scarier soon. I don’t thing Ghanaians are too safe as I speak to you,” he added.

South Africa Football Association has lodged a complaint at Fifa Fifa and Caf, insisting that the referee was manipulated therefore the game should be replayed on a neutral ground.



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