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FIFA orders replay of South Africa, Senegal’s world cup qualifier

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The world football governing body, FIFA, has ordered a World Cup qualifying match between South Africa and Senegal to be replayed after the match referee was banned for life by FIFA.

Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey, who officiated the match was banned for “match manipulation”.

He had during the game, awarded a penalty to South Africa in their 2-1 win in November last year for handball but replays showed the ball hit Senegal’s Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly on the knee.

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The match is due to be replayed in the November 2017 international window.

Lamptey was initially banned for life in March and the decision was on Wednesday, upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Senegal and South Africa are currently third and fourth respectively in Africa’s Group D behind Burkina Faso and Cape Verde Islands. with the sole ticket from the group up for grabs by only the top team.

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