Burkina Faso appeal South Africa v Senegal replay

Banned; Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

The Burkina Faso Football Federation (FBF) is appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) over the replaying of a World Cup tie.

Fifa ordered the tie between South Africa and Senegal to be replayed due to "match manipulation" by the referee.

South Africa won the match 2-1 and decided against appealing the order.

The FBF says it "continues to oppose a decision that is tainted by abuse of power and irrelevant to the texts of the international football authority".

The statement continued: "the federation, which relies on its declaration to appeal to the respect of the virtues of football, invites the Burkinabe sports public to the serenity and the mobilization around the Stallions."
REVISED GROUP D TABLE
Played Points

  • Burkina Faso 4 6
  • Cape Verde 4 6
  • Senegal 3 5
  • South Africa 3 1

Cas confirmed it received the documents from the FBF for the appeal Tuesday.

Football's world governing body, Fifa, referred to a previous article on their website when asked for their response.

"The committee confirmed the decision of the Bureau for Fifa World Cup Qualifiers, which had ordered a replay of the qualification match between South Africa and Senegal held on November 12, 2016," the article reads.

"This confirmation came after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld the lifetime ban of match referee Joseph Lamptey for match manipulation, the ruling imposed by the Fifa Disciplinary and Appeal Committees.

"The match will be replayed during the November 2017 international window, with the exact date to be confirmed in due course."

Burkina Faso are currently top of Group D ahead of Cape Verde on goal difference, both teams have now played four qualifiers.

Senegal have the chance to overhaul those two if they win the replayed match, with only the group winners qualifying for the World Cup in Russia.

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