The Ghana FA is considering petitioning the South Africa FA over comments made by their U-20 coach Shakes Mashaba.
Mashaba has accused Ghana of age-cheating following their elimination at the hands of the Black Starlets from qualifying to next yearâ€™s Africa U-17 Championships in Morocco.
The Ghana FA is however not taking Mashabaâ€™s claim lightly and say they are examining the contents of his statement before officially writing to their South Africa counterparts.
â€œWe have heard what he (Mashaba) has said and we are examining the contents,â€ Communications Director of the GFA Ibrahim Sannie-Daara told Angel FM.
â€œAfter which we will send a formal complaint to the South African Association if necessary.
â€œWe believe Mashabaâ€™s comments has no basis and that he is trying to shift blame rather than take responsibility for his failure.
â€œWe have satisfied all the MRI requirements from CAF for this competition and all our players have been duly certified as U-17 players.
â€œSo I donâ€™t know how Mashaba can substantiate this claim which is clearly palpably false.â€
A similar situation developed with the Ghana U-20 Womenâ€™s team when they eliminated South Africa in the World Cup qualifiers earlier this year.