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Phakaaathi Reporter
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8 Sep 2017
1:20 pm

Burkina Faso to sue Fifa over Bafana decision – report

Phakaaathi Reporter

The Burkina Faso Football Federation is reportedly planning to sue Fifa over its decision to order a replay of the 2018 WC qualifier between Bafana Bafana and Senegal.

Paulo Jorge Duarte, coach of Burkina Faso reacts argues with referee (Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix)

According to Soka East, FBF is expected to argue that the decision to replay the match will have a serious effect on their quest to get a place in the 2018 World Cup finals.

READ: Safa not allowed to appeal Fifa order

The Stallions coach, Paul Duarte, hinted that the FBF could sue Fifa if results don’t go their way in the last qualifiers.

“Senegal is dependent on us, we are going to play to win [the next match], and afterwards, we are going to play the last game. We will go to court, to Fifa, to CAS, in all the places where we have to claim, because what happened is weird,” Duarte is quoted as saying.

Burkina Faso are currently leading the group with six points. They’re tied with Cape Verde, but have a better goal difference.

Senegal are third with five points, and South Africa are fourth with four points.

READ: Fifa order replay of Bafana vs Senegal match