Bafana to replay Senegal on 10 November

FIFA have confirmed that the replay between Bafana Bafana and Senegal will take place on 10 November at a venue that has yet to be confirmed by SAFA.

The match was ordered to be replayed by the world governing body after it was found that match referee, Joseph Lamptey, was guilty of manipulating the result on behalf of betting syndicates in Hong Kong and Singapore.

During the contest, the Ghanaian match official awarded a dubious penalty as well as giving a disputed goal. In the game last November, Bafana eventually triumphed 2-1 although the result of the encounter has now been ruled null and void.

Following the replay on 10 November, Stuart Baxter’s men will then face the Lions of Teranga in the away leg of the Group D World Cup qualifier in Dakar four days later.

The South African national team hopes of reaching the World Cup in Russia in 2018 now appear to be hanging by a thread, and it would seem only winning all of their remaining games would give them an outside chance.

Bafana face Burkina Faso on Saturday knowing that only a victory is required. The action will take place at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 7 October from 15:00.

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