The South African Football Association have accepted FIFA’s verdict to have their World Cup qualifier against Senegal replayed.
FIFA ruled that the game will be replayed following a controversial decision from Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey who awarded a penalty decision to the home side (South Africa).
After a thorough investigation, the World’s football governing body decided to fix a new date for the match, a decision SAFA had earlier planned to protest.
The South African FA have however agreed to honour the match as proposed by FIFA.
“Our position is clear on the issue of match fixing and manipulation. We cannot benefit from such and take the points,” said SAFA president Danny Jordaan at a press conference on Tuesday morning.
South Africa have therefore been deducted 3 points.
By Frank Darkwah