The Federal Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) made an announcement yesterday that Bafana Bafana will replay against Senegal on the 10th of November 2017.
This is after the Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey was found guilty of manipulating the match South Africa played against Senegal.
This is said to be the first World Cup qualifier in any continent around the world to be replayed after a referee is found guilty of match fixing. South Africa won against Senegal by 2-1 last year November, but an investigation made by FIFA led to the Ghanaian referee.
Lamptey awarded the South African squad a first half penalty for a non existent handball that they have converted.
Later in the half, the referee was ordering the Senegal squad to retreat to a free kick.
The South African squad took the free kick and scored almost immediately.
This referee is disqualified for life, the international sports judicial body (CAS) also rejected his appeal.
A Ghanaian who works as an air traffic controller has now turned into the Swits civil courts with the hope that the referee’s ban will be lifted.
This Saturday the South African hosts Burkina Faso and Cape Vrede have home advantage against Senegal.