Burkina Faso turn to CAS over World Cup qualifying replay between Bafana and Senegal
Posted: 19 September 2017 Time: 11:30
The Burkina Faso Football Federation (FBF) is appealing to the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) over the replaying of South Africa's 2018 World Cup qualifier with Senegal.
Bafana beat the Senegalese 2-1 in Polokwane last year, but FIFA ordered a replay after referee Joseph Lamptey was found guilty of match manipulation and handed a lifetime ban, which was upheld by CAS.
SAFA declined to challenge the ruling, but the FBF said in a statement that it "continues to oppose a decision that is tainted by abuse of power and irrelevant to the texts of the international football authority."
The statement continued: "The federation, which relies on its declaration to appeal to the respect of the virtues of football, invites the Burkinabe sports public to the serenity and the mobilisation around the Stallions."
Burkina Faso currently top Group D ahead of Cape Verde on goal difference with six points from four games each.
Senegal can overhaul the two if they win the replay with Bafana, with only the pool winner qualifying for the World Cup in Russia.