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FIFA Orders South Africa Vs Senegal World Cup Qualifier To Be Replayed


South Africa and Senegal have been ordered by FIFA to replay their World Cup qualifier completed in November last year after the referee was given a lifetime ban for “match manipulation”.

Home team South Africa won the match 2-1 in Polokwane but the result will not stand after action taken against Ghana official Jospeh Lamptey was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

A statement said: “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.”

Referee Joseph Lamptey has been banned for life for match manipulation(Image: FIFA via Getty)
Saliou Ciss is brought down by Thulani Serero during the match in November (Image: AFP/Getty)

“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.

Liverpool star Sadio Mane will have a chance to turn the result around in November (Image: AFP/Getty)
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