SAFA in Talks with FIFA to Revoke Referee’s Ban

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South African Football Association (SAFA) has agreed to appeal to FIFA on the condition that the team’s referee, Joseph Lamptey ban is overturned.

FIFA banned the South African football team referee for life, Joseph Lamptey for claims of manipulating the match and orders the football team to replay the game.

SAFA said it “has decided on ethical and moral grounds that if this match was manipulated, we should replay it”.

“We have, however, noted that the official at the center of all this controversy has appealed his case to the courts of law.

“If the courts overturn the decision, everything becomes null and void and Safa will reserve its right to challenge the decision of FIFA to replay the match.

“SAFA’s zero tolerance on corrupt activities within football are well documented and it is in this light that we decided to comply with the FIFA directive.”