SAFA Accept FIFA Ruling For Match Replay

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The SA Football Association on Tuesday confirmed they accepted the ruling of FIFA to replay their World Cup qualifier with Senegal.

Last week, the Bureau for the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers ordered a replay of the qualification match between South Africa and Senegal held on 12 November 2016.

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Bafana Bafana won the match 2-1 thanks to goals from Thulani Hlatshwayo, after a controversial penalty decision and Thulani Serero. Cheikh Ndoye scored a consolation goal for the visitors.

This decision follows the confirmation of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to uphold the lifetime ban of match referee, Jospeh Lamptey, for match manipulation, the ruling imposed by the FIFA Disciplinary and Appeal Committees.

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The match will be replayed within the November 2017 international window, with the exact date to be confirmed in due course.

“Our position is clear on the issue of match fixing and manipulation. We cannot benefit from such and take the points,” said SAFA president Danny Jordaan at a press conference on Tuesday morning.