FIFA Orders South Africa, Senegal To Replay 2018 World Cup Qualifier

FIFA has ordered South Africa and Senegal to replay the 2018 World Cup qualifier they completed in November last year, after the referee was banned for life for “match manipulation”.

Bafana Bafana, which played at home, won the match 2-1. But the result will not stand, after action taken against Ghanaian referee, Jospeh Lamptey, was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

“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,” a FIFA statement said.


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