In a rare case of FIFA intervening after a controversial decision, it ordered the World Cup 2018 qualifier between Senegal and South Africa be replayed after it was determined Ghanaian referee
awarded a penalty to South Africa for a handball that clearly hit Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly
on the knee.
Lamptey was banned for life for “unlawfully
influencing match results," a decision upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. South Africa won the game, 2-1. Senegal trails Burkina Faso and Cape Verde Islands by one point.
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