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By Chineze Ogugua

South Africa-Senegal World Cup qualifier is to be played again after referee Joseph Lamptey was banned for life for match manipulation.

The Bureau for the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers ordered a replay of the qualification match between South Africa and Senegal held on 12th of November last year following the confirmation of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to uphold the lifetime ban of match referee, Jospeh Lamptey, for match manipulation.

As stated in the FIFA World Cup regulations, this decision shall come into effect immediately but shall be subject to confirmation by the Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions at its next meeting which is scheduled to hold on 14th September.

The match will be replayed within the November 2017 international window, with the exact date to be confirmed likely after the next FIFA meeting.

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