SAFA spokesperson Dominic Chamhavi has revealed that their decision to accept FIFA’s ruling for a replay of their 2018 World cup qualifier against Senegal is to clear them of any wrong doing.
Bafana won the match 2-1 in Polokwane last year, but FIFA ordered a replay for November after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld a lifetime ban of referee Joseph Lamptey for match manipulation.
SAFA considered challenging the decision but have decided otherwise.
South Africa are bottom of Group D with a point from three matches – four points behind Senegal, and five shy of Cape Verde Islands and Burkina Faso.But Chamhavi insists they cannot be beneficiaries of any corrupt activities.
“We deliberated on the issue several times and we came to a conclusion that we cannot be beneficiaries of manipulated match”
“If FIFA is convinced that it was manipulated game, we don’t want to be part of it ”
“We can’t accept three points which is from a corrupt activity”he told Starr Sports