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Safa agrees to replay Senegal in 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers

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Backpagepix © Provided by Goal.com Backpagepix The South African Football Association (Safa) emergency committee has decided to abide by Fifa's order to replay the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier against Senegal.

Addressing the media on Tuesday, Safa president Dr Danny Jordaan said the association will not support match-fixing or manipulation, but questioned Fifa's decision to dock Bafana Bafana the points gained in November 2016 even after clearing the two countries of any wrongdoing.

SA's Andile Jali passes Senegal's Saliou Ciss during the 2018 World Cup qualifying football match in Polokwane. © STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images SA's Andile Jali passes Senegal's Saliou Ciss during the 2018 World Cup qualifying football match in Polokwane. Safa considered appealing Fifa's decision to order a replay, but following an emergency meeting which was held on Monday, they decided replay the match.

Tiyani Mabunda vies with Senegal's Sadio Mane during the 2018 World Cup qualifying football match between South Africa and Senegal in 2016. © STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images Tiyani Mabunda vies with Senegal's Sadio Mane during the 2018 World Cup qualifying football match between South Africa and Senegal in 2016. However, according to Jordaan, Fifa will have to compensate Safa a minimum of R5 million for costs of organizing last year's match against the Teranga Lions at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Jordaan said they will also wait for Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey's case to be concluded.

Joseph Lamptey during the Men's Quarter Final match between Republic of Korea and Honduras. © Joern Pollex - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Joseph Lamptey during the Men's Quarter Final match between Republic of Korea and Honduras. Lamptey will appeal his lifetime ban through the Swiss courts, the country's FA revealed at the media briefing.

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