EXTRA TIME: Twitter reaction to Bafana having to replay Senegal game

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The South African national team has been punished for the errors of Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey

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.

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"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."

 

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