Video: Amartey went down too easy – Asamoah Gyan on Ghana penalty against South Africa
Former Ghana captain, Asamoah Gyan says Daniel Amartey went down too easy to get the Black Stars a penalty in the match against South Africa.
The Black Stars defeated the Bafana Bafana after Senegalese referee Ndiaye Maguette awarded the team a penalty for a foul on Amartey in the box.
In an interview with Asempa FM, the striker who turned 36 on Monday, had his say on the official’s decision, describing the incident as casual.
“The cameras in the stadium weren’t enough but those on the field of play are in a better position to make a judgment on it. But, to me, the infringement looked very casual,” Gyan told Asempa, as quoted by Ghana Sports Online.
“The player went down very easily but the referee was very very close to the incident so he can make his decision on the field but for me and where I sit, I think Amartey went down very easily,” he added.
FIFA is reviewing the game and a verdict is expected to be out before a draw for the play-offs of the World Cup qualifiers is effected.