FIFA orders South Africa-Senegal qualifier replayed

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 Joseph Lamptey 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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