SAFA accept FIFA’s ruling that Bafana must replay World Cup qualifier with Senegal

SAFA accept FIFA’s ruling that Bafana must replay World Cup qualifier with Senegal
Danny Jordaan and Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter during the International friendly match between South Africa and Zambia at Moruleng Stadium on June 13, 2017 Moruleng, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Danny Jordaan and Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter during the International friendly match between South Africa and Zambia at Moruleng Stadium on June 13, 2017 Moruleng, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

SAFA have accepted FIFA’s ruling that Bafana Bafana must replay their 2018 World Cup qualifier with Senegal.

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.

“Our position is clear on the issue of match fixing and manipulation. We cannot benefit from such and take the points,” said SAFA president Danny Jordaan at a press conference on Tuesday morning. –kickoff.com

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