Despite Bafana Bafana's excellent performance against Senegal, the fact that Lamptey was proven to be corrupt in the game, has resulted in Fifa wanting the match to be replayed.
It's a difficult situation where Senegal would also feel hard done by, since the opening penalty goal shaped the rest of the game which SA won 2-1.
Here's what Safa had to say about the ruling and how the fans responded.
"SAFA can confirm that we received a report from FIFA stating that we should replay our FIFA World Cup match against Senegal that was played last year on 12 November 2016 in Polokwane which South Africa won 2-1.
According to FIFA, this decision follows the confirmation of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to uphold the lifetime ban of match referee, Jospeh Lamptey, for match manipulation, the ruling imposed by the FIFA Disciplinary and Appeal Committees. In their letter, FIFA further suggests that the match will be replayed within the November 2017 international window, with the exact date to be confirmed in due course.
SAFA is studying the contents of the report and will issue a statement on intentions to challenge that decision.
SAFA wishes to also state categorically that it was in no way involved with any wrongdoing related to the actions of the referee, as stated in the FIFA report.
In the meantime, all issues related to this matter will be handled by Senior Counsel, Mr Norman Arendse."
Your opinion on Bafana Bafana?— Vuyo_Mathers🇿🇦 (@Khwali_Vuyo) September 5, 2017
Me : pic.twitter.com/b6pH4uFHnF
The closest thing to Russia that Bafana will ever smell pic.twitter.com/i3XTgA2P6U— Khanyitivity (@khanyi_thwala) September 5, 2017
sorry to say ...Bafana is not YET ready to play in 2018WorldCup ...it will be justice if we don't qualify.— Cuffed (@shemeni_) September 5, 2017
Cape Town weather getting moody this morning without football during the FIFA break.— Cape Town City FC (@CapeTownCityFC) September 7, 2017
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Heard about this Bafana Bafana - Senegal rematch & remembered this guy's words "Football can kill you DEAD" pic.twitter.com/w5MNBhZHD5— GANDAganda (@BUTHELEZI_MS) September 7, 2017
thohoyandou ladies are requesting a match against Bafana Bafana pic.twitter.com/fmswki53dp— Motsi_ZA ☇☇ (@La_fiesta410) September 5, 2017
Before and After the Bafana match against Cape Verde pic.twitter.com/QcsZGf2wrY— Kgotso Kenneth (@KgotsoM2) September 5, 2017
Bafana Bafana is by far the most emotionally abusive relationship I will ever get myself into— Siya Sowati (@Siya705) September 5, 2017