South Africa Vs Senegal World Cup Qualifier Match Canceled By FIFA to Be Replayed
On Wednesday 6th, the world football regulatory body FIFA said that a World Cup qualifier match between South Africa and Senegal must be replayed after the Ghanaian referee Joseph Ordatei Lamptey was found guilty of match-fixing.
In the match played in November 2016, the referee awarded a penalty for a non-existent handball to South Africa, which led to their 2-1 victory over Senegal.
After thorough investigation and replays, it was discovered by FIFA that the ball actually hit the Senegalese defender, Kalidou Koulibaly on the knee and the referee was banned for life by FIFA.
The world’s football governing body said that Joseph Lamptey’s action is “unlawfully influencing match results”
The match result will be revoked and the game is to be replayed in the November 2017 international window.