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D-Day for SA as Fifa committee meets to decide Bafana’s World Cup fate

Safa wants a replay of the contentious World Cup qualifier against Ghana at a neutral venue

Digital sports editor

Not since the World Cup tournament was awarded to SA to host 17 years ago has the nation been as invested in the outcome of a Fifa meeting as they will be when the world governing body meets on Tuesday to make a decision that could have serious ramifications for Bafana Bafana.

SA’s journey to the global showpiece in Qatar next year came to a screeching halt when Bafana were beaten 0-1 by Ghana in dubious circumstances, in a controversy-ridden qualifier on November 14.

The SA Football Association (Safa) suspects the match may have been fixed and has asked Fifa to investigate the conduct of Senegalese referee Maguette Ndiaye, who awarded the match-winning penalty and made numerous other questionable decisions that benefited the West Africans...

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