Federation Internationale of Football Association (FIFA) have announced on Wednesday that World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal , which was held in November 2016, will be replayed in November 2017.
The game, which ended 2-1 in favour of South Africa, was accompanied with some controversial decisions which highly influenced the match result, with the protagonist of the game official Joseph Lamptey awarding the Bafana Bafana a penalty for a non-existent handball on Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
FIFA stated that the Bureau for the World Cup qualifier have ordered a replay of the game between South Africa and Senegal. The Court Arbitration of Sport (CAS) has also confirmed the lifetime ban of Lamptey for match manipulation.
The Ghanaian referee has a previous history of dialectical decisions in big games, like his outrageous mistake in the return leg of the CAF Champions League semifinal in 2010 between Tunisia’s Esperance and Egypt’s Al Ahly when he awarded the Tunisian side a clear handball goal by Michael Eneramo which was crucial for the side to reach the final.
FIFA added that the game will be replayed in the upcoming international window, with the exact date to be decided later.