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Sep 12, 2017 07:00 PM

SAFA Sleeping On Duty - Reader's Voice

The referee's decision is final up until the Senegal Football Association questioned it and changed that rule. 

Bad decisions have been made in the past by referees, teams lost cups and points but they have never received replays. Who can forget 'The Hand of God'? England lost to Argentina in the final of that World Cup through a poor decision by the referee when Diego Maradona scored the first goal with his hand. Should England ask for a replay? 

FIFA has confirmed that the World Cup qualifying match between Bafana and Senegal will now be replayed due to bad referring by a Ghanaian match official. 

Should SAFA allow that to happen, I will know that they are sleeping on duty. Many teams including Kaizer Chiefs can be stripped of so many titles, as many a team has received favour by a referee. 

Has football taken another direction?

*This article was written by a Soccer Laduma reader and reflects their opinion, not that of Soccer Laduma.

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angam Joined: 13 Oct 2016
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angam Sep 09, 2017 02:35 PM
do we know if these clubs launched appeals to the football associations?
MKHAYOZ Joined: 11 Jun 2012
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MKHAYOZ Sep 09, 2017 08:48 AM
In other words FIFA is saying we bribed referee on that game... if ever they find out that referee made favors for us they should've dealt with referee alone, until they find evidence that we bribed referee then they call up a replay... referee mistakes ends up to replay of whole match, I've never heard such in my entire life...
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Zax5-Bucs Sep 09, 2017 08:09 AM
I stil remember Frank Lampard's goal in German 2006 world cup, the English star's goal was ruled out with referee judging the ball didn't cross the line even though the ball did cross the line. Pirates was robbed live in Lubumbashi where two fake penalties awarded to the home side, Bucs captain was redcarded in seventh minute. How about Zwane's spectatulor save against Santos wich help Chiefs reach final of Super8? Why replays never awarded? Maybe its a begining of new things, unfurtunately its start with our Bafana.

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