WC Qualifier: SAFA accept FIFA's replay ruling

Safa won't appeal Fifa decision to replay World Cup qualifier

The world footballing mother body made the ruling last week, which was based on the fact that the referee who officiated South Africa's 2-1 win over Senegal in November previous year, Joseph Lamptey, has been handed a lifetime ban for match manipulation.

Now Arendse has confirmed the association has chose to abide by the decision of football governing body Fifa to have the match between SA and Senegal replayed. SAFA senior legal counsel Norman Arendse said.

Lamptey was subsequently banned for life for match manipulation after investigation.

There were initial reports that South Africa could appeal FIFA's decision but their football association (SAFA) appear to have accepted a replay.

South Africa won the home game 2-1 last November but Federation Internationale de Football Association ordered that it be replayed this November on a date yet to be decided.

Lamptey had previously been under scrutiny and was suspended by the Confederation of African Football for allowing a crucial goal from a clear handball to stand in an African Champions League semifinal match in 2010.

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"SAFA has decided on ethical and moral grounds that if this match was manipulated, we should replay it", the South Africa team, Bafana Bafana, tweeted on Tuesday.

The fact that he was still appointed by FIFA's referees committee for the World Cup qualifier is one of two major gripes for South Africa. Only the top team qualify for next year's World Cup finals in Russian Federation.

The SAFA did not immediately accept FIFA's decision for it to be replayed but have now changed course.

The game will be replayed in November, likely after all the other qualifiers in the group are completed.

It means that South Africa are now bottom of Group D with a single point from three matches and now trail the third-placed Senegalese by four points.

Neither South Africa nor Senegal have been accused of any wrongdoing.

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