The Ghanaian national team started their campaign at the 2022 FIFA World Cup on a losing note as they lost by 3-2 to Portugal in a match Cristiano Ronaldo scored the first goal via a penalty. Ghana Football Association has however frowned at the officiating of referee Ismail Elfath in their defeat against Portugal on Thursday night, 24 November, and has reported the American to FIFA.
Mohammed Salisu was adjudged to have fouled Ronaldo in the 18-yard box in the 63rd minute which led to Elfath awarding a penalty to Portugal.
Ghana players heavily protested against the decision with the Africans telling the referee to check the VAR, but the 40-year-old ignored their prayers.
— Ghanasoccernet.com (@Ghanasoccernet) November 25, 2022
According to the report on Ghanasoccernet, the FA are of the view that the referee killed the morale of their players with the penalty given to Portugal. The report added that Ghana FA wants the American to be suspended.