October 2, 2023

A Ghanaian living in South Africa has been stabbed to death over the controversial penalty referee awarded to Black Stars in a 1-0 defeat to South in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers.

Yaw Owusu who is 39 years of age is a Barber at Durban in South Africa. According to our sources, Owusu had an argument with one of the locals ahead of the clash between Ghana and South Africa.

On Monday November 15, the deceased returned to his shop and had another argument with the accused who is currently on the run over the penalty kick by which Owusu vehemently defended the decision by the officiating referee.

The argument became a heated one and the accused stabbed the Ghanaian in the process in a small town of Mzuluku.

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Former King Faisal spokesperson, Obeng Boadu popularly known as Owuraku, narrated how the whole incident happened in an interview on Kumasi-based Fox FM.

“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.

Recall that Ghana Black Stars faced off South Africa in a crucial stage of the 2022 World Cup qualifier where the former won 1-0 against South Africa with a penalty kick.

The penalty was awarded after Ghana’s Leicester City midfielder Daniel Amartey went down following what appeared minimal contact from defender Rushine de Reuck, who was booked for his challenge.

But it is now clear that the penalty was awarded after Amartey went down following the heavy pulling down from defender de Reuck.

Close video replays have shown that South African defender Rushine de Reuck dragged Ghana’s Daniel Amartey with both hands which resulted in the referee awarding a penalty kick to the Black Stars in their decisive 2022 World Cup qualifier on Sunday.