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FIFA to order South Africa to replay Senegal in World Cup qualifier after referee manipulation

Published on: 20 March 2017
POLOKWANE, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 12: Referee Joseph Lamptey argue with Senegal players during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between South Africa and Senegal at Peter Mokaba Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Polokwane, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

FIFA could order South Africa to replay their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Senegal after the referee was found guilty of manipulating the result of the game.

The world governing body has warned that it will take further action over the match played in November last year following its decision to hand the referee involved a life time ban.

FIFA handed a life-time ban to Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey on Monday after finding him guilty of 'unlawfully influencing the result' of Bafana Bafana's 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Senegal.

Lamptey was criticised after gifting Bafana a penalty in the clash in Polokwane on November 12 last year, and was consequently suspended by CAF following an appeal by Senegal.

FIFA says it will announce more decisions over the result of the match after banning referee Lamptey who was accused on deciding the result of the game.

"Further information concerning the South Africa v. Senegal match in question will be provided once the decision becomes final and binding," FIFA said in the statement released on Monday.

"FIFA follows a zero-tolerance policy on match manipulation and is committed to protecting the integrity of football.

"As a result, FIFA will continue with its ongoing efforts to combat match manipulation through a variety of initiatives, which include the monitoring of international betting and a confidential reporting system with a dedicated integrity hotline and e-mail address."

Senegal who made a complaint to FIFA said they want the match to be observed and since it has been ruled that the match was compromised by the referee a replay could be on the cards.

Zurich-based FIFA said it was dismissing all charges against another Ghanaian match official, David Lionheart Nii Lartey Laryea, following an investigation.

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  • Ivan Mark R says:
    March 22, 2017 11:38 am
    FIFA SHOULD NOT BE SELLING PRODUCTS THEY KNOW ARE BEING FIXED! What do THE SPONSORS have to say about this crime? More so in light of THE FACT there are ways to keep MATCH-FIXING and COMPETITION-MANIPULATION in check. REPLAYING A MATCH-FIXED MATCH DOES NOT FIX THE PROBLEM - pardon the pun!
  • Ivan Mark Radhakrishnan says:
    March 22, 2017 11:57 am
    FIFA SHOULD NOT BE SELLING PRODUCTS THEY KNOW ARE BEING FIXED AND / OR THEY HAVE NO CONTROL OVER! The REFEREE ALONE could not have arranged this MATCH-FIX ON HIS OWN. THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE. Also, HE MUST HAVE BEEN PAID BY ‘SOMEONE’! WHO?! South African ‘players’ and ‘officials’ who are part of this scam along with the paymasters should also be BANNED FOR LIFE AND DETAINED FOR THE CRIME. ____________________ ‘Replaying’ a MATCH-FIX DOES NOT FIX THE PROBLEM! ____________________ I have been warning FIFA, Global-Football, DStv, the media etc, IGNORING THE FACTS DOES NOT CHANGE THEM and YOU CAN’T DELAY THE INEVITABLE FOREVER! WARNINGS ABOUT FLASH-PHOTOGRAPHY ………….. BUT NOTHING FOR SUSPECT FOOTBALL ‘MATCHES’? CRAZY! WITHOUT WARNINGS DStv and / or MultiChoice Africa was SELLING TO THE PUBLIC A VERY DODGY PRODUCT I WARNED THEM WAS BEING MATCH-FIXED. I SUPPLIED THE QUALIFYING SYSTEMS THAT WILL NEGATE MATCH-FIXING. FIFA refuse to use PROPER QUALIFYING SYSTEMS because PERSONALLY they make MUCH MORE DIRTY-MONEY by allowing MATCH-FIXING and COMPETITION-MANIPULATION to take place. AND THE RACISM THAT GOES WITH THIS IS MIND-BLOWING in that AFRICANS continue to be PUNISHED – Joseph Lamptey! – while Europeans who do THE SAME and MUCH WORSE get RECYCLED back into Football! I HAVE DOCUMENTED – on The Internet, Facebook (Ivan Mark Radhakrishnan / IMR’s Sporting World) and elsewhere – South Africa and Cameroun Ghana and Nigeria, from west Africa and Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia from north Africa ARE FAVOURED by FIFA and the CON-federation of African Football because these Countries (and a few others) MARKET FIFA and CAF ‘better’ than the rest of us (I come from Malawi). ONCE AGAIN I’ve BEEN PROVED CORRECT BY CORRUPTION! And I AM DEMANDING COMPENSATION for FIFA and company DELIBERATELY MAKING UNDER-FINANCED AFRICANS PAY for THEIR ‘COMPETITIONS’ THEY KNEW ‘WERE NOT OPEN TO ALL’! Check-out Facebook and The Internet, it’s all documented there Your FIFA IVAN MARK RADHAKRISHNAN Your First International Football Activist Blantyre, Malawi / C Africa +265 (O)888 245 818 | ivanmarkr@gmail.com Wednesday March 22 2OI7 | @ CAt 13:54:21