World’s football governing body, Fifa, has ordered a replay of the 2018 World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal played last year.
The match played at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on November 12, 2016 saw the Bafana Bafana beat the Teranga Lions 2-1.
But the Federation Senegalaise Football (FSF) protested a first half penalty given by Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey, who was subsequently banned for life by Fifa.
On Wednesday, the Bureau for the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers ordered a replay of that match.
“This decision follows the confirmation of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to uphold the lifetime ban of match referee, Joseph Lamptey, for match manipulation, the ruling imposed by the FIFA Disciplinary and Appeal Committees,” a statement by FIFA said.
The replay is scheduled to come off “within the November 2017 international window, with the exact date to be confirmed in due course”.
As per the FIFA World Cup regulations, the latest decision has to be confirmed by the Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions on Thursday, September 14.
Senegal and South Africa are bottom of Group D with 5 and 4 points respectively.
Burkina Faso lead the group with six points, same as Cape Verde but with a superior goal aggregate.
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By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana