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szdaily -> Sports
World Cup qualifier to be replayed after match-fixing by ref
    2017-September-8  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

FIFA on Wednesday ordered that a World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal be replayed after the referee was found guilty of match manipulation and banned for life.

South Africa beat Senegal 2-1 in the qualifier last November, helped by a penalty awarded by Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey for a non-existent handball.

That result will be annulled and the game will be replayed this November, FIFA said.

FIFA found Lamptey guilty of breaching the rule relating to “unlawfully influencing match results” and banned him for life in March. The referee failed with appeals to FIFA’s appeal committee and now to CAS.

Lamptey awarded a penalty against Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly in the game in Polokwane, South Africa, when replays clearly showed the ball struck Koulibaly’s knee and then dropped to the ground.

South Africa scored the 42nd-minute penalty and went on to win — its only victory so far in the final round of qualifying.

Full details of Lamptey’s case have not yet been published and it hasn’t been confirmed if a betting scam was the reason suspected for Lamptey’s decision to award the penalty late in the first half.

Lamptey joined FIFA’s list of international referees in 2005 but was never selected for a World Cup.

He did officiate matches at the 2015 African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

The Ghanaian referee has a history of suspicious performances.

He was previously suspended by the Confederation of African Football for allowing a critical goal to stand in an African Champions League semifinal in 2010 when it was clearly punched into the net.

His antics in an African Cup of Nations qualifier last year also were suspect.

He allowed the game between Congo and Angola to continue for two minutes longer than the injury time displayed before awarding a disputed penalty to Angola. He blew for full time straight after Angola scored from the spot.

FIFA said that at least one of the South African national team’s friendly games in the weeks ahead of the continent’s first World Cup in 2010 was fixed by the referee.

(SD-Agencies)

 

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