Fifa orders replay of SA-Senegal WC qualifier

Bafana Bafana will face Senegal in November in a replay of the World Cup qualifier, following a decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

The bureau for the Fifa World Cup Qualifiers has ordered a replay of the qualification match between South Africa and Senegal, which was played 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, with 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.

As stated in 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.

– African News Agency