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“I made a big mistake against Senegal”- Referee J.O. Lamptey

Ghanaian referee, Joseph Odartey Lamptey, has finally spoken about his error in his handling of the South Africa vs Senegal match in the 2018 World Cup qualifier in 2016 which led to FIFA banning for life and calling for a replay of the match. He awarded a first half penalty to South Africa despite replays showing that the ball clearly ...

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SAFA to study FIFA decision on SA vs Senegal replay


The South African Football Association (SAFA) has confirmed receipt of a report from Fifa stating that Bafana Bafana should replay their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Senegal. The match, characterised by some interesting refereeing decisions, was originally played last year on 12 November in Polokwane and Bafana won 2-1. According to FIFA, this decision follows the confirmation of the Court ...

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South Africa vs Senegal 2018 WC Qualifier to be played again

Following the decision to hand Ghanaian referee, J.O. Lamptey, a lifetime ban for manipulation over incidents in a match involving South Africa and Senegal in 2016, FIFA has announced that the said match will be replayed in November this year. Referee Lamptey’s performance was criticized by Senegalese officials after he awarded a penalty to South Africa when the ball clearly ...

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South Africa shock Nigeria 2-0 in Uyo


South Africa on Saturday recorded a massive 2-0 away win against Nigeria in their Group E opening fixture of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2019 qualifier at the Uyo international Stadium. Two goals in the second half by Tokelo Rantie and substitute Percy Tau gave Bafana Bafana their first victory over the Super Eagles after 13 encounters; and ...

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Joseph Lamptey to appeal FIFA ban?


Following the decision of FIFA to ban referee Joseph Odartey Lamptey, it is yet to be determined if the referee will use his option of an appeal to fight the ruling. The referee  may seek the appeal to clear his name after he was accused of ‘match manipulation’ in relation to a match involving South Africa and Senegal in the ...

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Referee Joseph Lamptey banned for life by FIFA

POLOKWANE, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 12: Referee Joseph Lamptey  argue with Senegal players during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between South Africa and Senegal at Peter Mokaba Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Polokwane, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey has been handed a lifetime ban by world football governing body FIFA for what it describes as ‘match manipulation’ in the tie involving South Africa and Senegal in November 2016. The match ended 2-1 in favour of South Africa but a penalty to South Africa by Lamptey caused outrage among the Senegalese and shock among the ...

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Black Queens beat South Africa to finish 3rd in Women’s AFCON


Ghana’s Black Queens on Friday beat South Africa 1-0 in their third place contest at the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroun. A 48th minute header from defender Linda Eshun gave the Queens the win over a tough Bayana Bayana side. After a goalless first half, both teams resumed tge second half with more urgency but it was the Queens ...

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Basigi aiming for bronze against South Africa


Black Queens head coach Yusif Basigi wants his team to end their run in the Women’s African Nations Cup with a win against South Africa on Friday. The two teams will fight for the bronze medal after losing at the semi-final stage (Ghana lost to Cameroon and Nigeria beat South Africa) and Basigi says that the Queens should win their ...

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AWCON 2016: Nigeria beat South Africa to set up Cameroon final


Holders Nigeria set up a final meeting with Cameroon after overcoming South Africa 1-0 in their semi-final clash on Tuesday in Limbe. Striker Desire Oparanozie scored the only goal of the match on 54 minutes to ensure a repeat of the 2014 final in Windhoek, Namibia, which Nigeria won 2-0 for their seventh title. It was a game that the ...

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Maxwell Konadu happy with Ghana draw with South Africa


Ghana assistant coach Maxwell Konadu says they were pleased with the outcome of their international friendly against Bafana Bafana on Tuesday evening. Despite dominating possession for much of the match, the Black Stars were held to a 1-1 draw by South Africa in extremely windy conditions at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Konadu complimented Shakes Mashaba’s side for thier display, and ...

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