September 7 2017 – SAFA has confirmed it has received a report from FIFA stating that South Africa should replay its FIFA World Cup match against Senegal that was played last year on November 12, 2016, in Polokwane which Bafana Bafana won 2-1.
According to FIFA, this decision follows the confirmation of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to uphold the lifetime ban of the match referee, Jospeh Lamptey, for match manipulation, the ruling imposed by the FIFA Disciplinary and Appeal Committees.
In their letter, FIFA further suggests that the match will be replayed within the November 2017 international window, with the exact date to be confirmed in due course.
SAFA is studying the contents of the report and will issue a statement on intentions to challenge that decision.
SAFA said it wanted to state categorically that it was in no way involved with any wrongdoing related to the actions of the referee, as stated in the FIFA report.
In the meantime, all issues related to this matter will be handled by Senior Counsel, Norman Arendse. – ANA