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Bafana Bafana and Senegal will replay their 2018 World Cup qualifier

Posted: 6 September 2017 Time: 21:38

Bafana Bafana's 2018 World Cup qualifier against Senegal will be replayed, FIFA have confirmed.

The Senegalese Football Federation (FSF) reported referee Joseph Lamptey to CAF and FIFA for his decisions in their 2-1 loss to Bafana on 12 November 2016.

Lamptey was initially banned for three months by CAF, but he was then handed a life-time ban from FIFA for 'match manipulation'.

FIFA's statement read: '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. 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. The match will be replayed within the November 2017 international window, with the exact date to be confirmed in due course.

'As stated in the FIFA World Cup regulations, this decision shall come into effect immediately but shall be subject to confirmation by the Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions at its next meeting, scheduled for 14 September.'

Article by: Staff Reporter
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