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Ghanaian barber stabbed to death in South Africa over controversial penalty awarded to Black Stars

A Ghanaian has been stabbed to death following an argument on the Black Stars victory over Bafana Bafana in the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers.

Ghana defeated Bafana Bafana by a lone goal in the last round of the qualifiers at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.

The 39-year-old with the Yaw Owusu, who was a barber in Durban, was reported to have had an argument with one of the locals ahead of Ghana’s last World Cup qualifying game against South Africa.

Owusu, according to reports returned to work on Monday and had another argument with the accused who is on the run over the legitimacy of the penalty.

The argument became a very heated one and he was stabbed in the process in a small town called Mzuluku.

Former King Faisal spokesperson, Obeng Boadu popularly known as Owuraku, who currently works in South Africa, gave an account of the incident in an interview with Rockson Adjei Yeboah in an interview on Kumasi-based Fox FM on Tuesday.

“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.

“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 think Ghanaians are too safe as I speak to you,” he added.

Senegalese referee Ndiaye awarded Ghana a penalty which was utilized by Andre Ayew as the Black Stars booked a place in the playoffs.

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


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