South African football chiefs have agreed 2018 World Cup Qualifying tie against Senegal should be replayed “on ethical and moral grounds”.
World governing body FIFA ordered the replay after the referee for the original game, Joseph Lamptey, was banned for manipulating the match.
The South African Football Association (SAFA) had been considering an appeal but now says it agrees with FIFA.
“Following additional information SAFA received from world governing body FIFA, the Association resolved on moral and ethical grounds that we cannot be beneficiaries of corrupt activities,” SAFA said in a statement on their official website on Tuesday.
South Africa won the home game 2-1 on November 2016 but FIFA ordered that it be replayed this November on a date yet to be decided.
However, it said it would appeal should the referee’s ban be overturned.
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