SAFA / FIFA at loggerheads on match replay ruling

Pleading. SAFA boss Dr Danny Jordaan will have to convince FIFA on why the match should not be replayed.

Some believe the matter should be between the organization FIFA and the referee, while a few believe the game should be replayed.

To refresh the memory, in November 2016 at Mbombela Stadium, Bafana won 2-1 against Senegal during the World Cup qualifying Group D match.

It is believed the referee who was officiating the game Joseph Lamptey, unceremoniously gave Bafana a dubious and questionable penalty. As a result he has been banned for life from partaking in any FIFA sanctioned matches.

A year after the game, FIFA woke up from slumberland and decided the game between SA and Senegal be re-played in November this year.

Although SAFA big-wigs are having none of it (fully support) they will challenge the ruling and one of SA’s legal eagles Senior Counsel Norman Arendse, will advise on the matter, according to Dr Danny Jordaan, SAFA president.

However, should the ruling stand Bafana will be in s&#@t because as things stand, they have one point and perched at the bottom of the D log- following their pathetic performances against Cape Verde whom they lost twice in a space of a week.

From were I’m seated this should be a FIFA and the suspended referee issue -whom the same organization assigned to officiate not SAFA.

Poor SAFA its pouring trouble’s as fans are already calling for the axing of coach Stuart Baxter, who is having a second stint with the national team.

That eventful Senegal game saw then coach Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba spitting fire at SAFA headhonchos for not supporting his cause that resulted in his firing.


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