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SAFA Hits Back At FIFA

SAFA Hits Back At FIFA

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 12, 2017 11:56 AM

The South African Football Association has released another statement with regards to FIFA’s ruling to have the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Bafana Bafana and Senegal, replayed.  

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The Fédération Internationale de Football Association confirmed on September 06, that the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying encounter between Bafana and Senegal is set to be replayed after the match referee on the day, Joseph Lamptey received a life-long ban for match manipulation.

SAFA subsequently revealed that they are set to appeal FIFA’s decision of a replay and the association has since issued another statement on the matter. 

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“Following additional information SAFA received from the world governing body FIFA, the Association resolved on moral and ethical grounds that we cannot be beneficiaries of corrupt activities.

Therefore, we have decided that we will comply with the FIFA directive to replay the match against Senegal at a date to be decided.

We have, however, noted that the official at the centre of all this controversy has appealed his case to the courts of law and if the courts overturn the decision, everything becomes null and void and SAFA will reserve its right to challenge the decision of FIFA to replay the match.

During the SAFA Emergency Committee meeting on Monday, there were two positions on the matter – whether to go the legal route since there are lots of unanswered questions from FIFA or the ethical and moral route.

SAFA’s zero tolerance on corrupt activities within football are well documented and it is in this light that we decided to comply with the FIFA directive,” SAFA revealed on their official website. 


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lisenethini Joined: 13 Sep 2017
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lisenethini Sep 13, 2017 11:43 AM
@Noko64 of coz yeeeeeees
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Noko64 Joined: 12 Aug 2015
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Noko64 Sep 12, 2017 05:43 PM
Our SAFA is the same as our own ruling party always talking to impress,there's nothing they can prove FIFA wrong about,in fact they can't challenge that body,just dogs "howling at the moon".
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THE NK Sep 12, 2017 03:20 PM
Wish SAFA could win this Apeal.
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TrevorvanWyk Sep 12, 2017 02:27 PM
Going through some comments-you can just tell they didn't read or understand the article.
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Ofentse_Sikwane Sep 12, 2017 02:21 PM
@setlaboswana - I agree
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king mosha Sep 12, 2017 02:17 PM
I wonder who is safa covering for it might be one of the top position holders myb he did bribed the referee watch and see
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NoelMoshia Sep 12, 2017 01:56 PM
mxm,my poor SA always get feared when it cums to such matters.they always be honest where ever they have to defend them selfs in all government depertments. SAFA must hire we as SL readers to act as their lawyers,i think we can act better than their illiterated lawyers
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lurh yernder Sep 12, 2017 01:51 PM
What is J Zuumah saying ??
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Sep 12, 2017 01:51 PM
@Ofentse_Sikwane, our football is full of politics, politicians are ruining our football.
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Carder305 Sep 12, 2017 01:49 PM
If we beat them once why are we afraid to play em again.? we hath 1 point whether we play them or what we are not going to world cup! Hard luck sir Baxter you wont be a hero this time,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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setlaboswana Sep 12, 2017 01:44 PM
@Mash87, SAFA officials are ANC Comrades my man. You cannot separate football and politics in South Africa. Maybe in other Countries, but in Mzansi that is impossible.
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blackmail Sep 12, 2017 01:40 PM
SA is corrupt
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Ofentse_Sikwane Sep 12, 2017 01:37 PM
@Mash87 -I disagree with you, everything is politicised, you really think SAFA or FIFA is independent? look @ how the world cup betting is done. Governments are involved!! It's all politics my brother
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alizebucs1986 Sep 12, 2017 01:29 PM
Cowditor do ur job,SAFA won't b appealing FIFA's Ruling
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Ofentse_Sikwane Sep 12, 2017 01:28 PM
SAFA is useless!! Complying means you accept that we had something to do with the outcome of that game. Appeal the decision if you really have nothing to hide.
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alizebucs1986 Sep 12, 2017 01:27 PM
I hope the appeal goes in ur favour Suffer and lets see if u wil b able to qualify,useless bunch of cows
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setlaboswana Sep 12, 2017 01:23 PM
@EagleEye, SAFA might have not admitted that they know something pertaining to this saga, I doubt they are innocent.
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butimahlankosi33gmail.com Sep 12, 2017 01:20 PM
Fifa control by Monster
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Mash87 Sep 12, 2017 01:16 PM
@Hakeem X dude u are obssesed with the ANC where does the ANC or government official fit in Football.. Footbal is a private organisation and does not involve any politicians.. thats how FIFA runs football in all countries.. they do not allow government and politician interference.... STOP Being Obsessed and mind manipulated wake up!!!
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Zanisto Sep 12, 2017 01:16 PM
Eissssh ... here i was thinking SAFA members were going to do the honourable thing and step aside , SAFA really need people to steer them in a new direction with a clear objective of SUCCESS SUCCESS SUCCESS......

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