The referee who officiated the football match between Ghana and Portugal Ismail Elfath has rendered an apology for awarding Christiano Ronaldo a controversial penalty.
On 24th of November, 2022, Ghana Black Stars clashed in a football match with the Portugals in the ongoing 2022 FIFA World cup where a controversial penalty was awarded to Portugal’s captain Ronaldo.
A lot of Ghanaians lambasted the referee over his refusal to check the VAR before awarding the penalty.
One of the people who dragged the referee was sports journalist Saddick Adams, who described Ismail Elfath as an apology of a referee and called out FIFA to penalize the referee.
In reaction to the public outburst, Ismail Elfath insisted that he awarded Christiano Ronaldo the penalty based on what he saw at the moment on the pitch
Ismail Elfath insisted that he loves Ghana and doesn’t have anything against Ghana as reported because he used to play football with Ghanaians