By Owolabi Abiola
SAFA have accepted FIFA’s ruling that Bafana Bafana must replay their 2018 World Cup qualifier with Senegal.
SAFA president Danny Jordaan at a press conference on Tuesday morning said ; “Our position is clear on the issue of match fixing and manipulation. We cannot benefit from such and take the points,”.
Bafana won the match 2-1 in Polokwane last year, but FIFA ordered a replay for November after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld a lifetime ban of referee Joseph Lamptey for match manipulation.
SAFA considered challenging the decision but have decided otherwise.South Africa are bottom of Group D with a point from three matches – four points behind Senegal, and five shy of Cape Verde Islands and Burkina Faso.Stuart Baxter’s side next host the Burkinabe on October 7.