SAFA Accepts FIFA Replay Ruling

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.

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