Controversy rocks as Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey accused of helping South Africa beat Senegal
Posted: Sunday, 13th November 2016 4 Comments comments so far - add yours!
Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey has been accused by some Senegalese fans for dubiously helping South Africa to beat them in a 2018 World Cup qualifier. The Bafana Bafana team got their World Cup qualifying campaign up and running with a 2-1 win over Senegal in Polokwane. The Group D match was heading towards a listless stalemate at half-time before referee Joseph Lamptey gave a penalty to the hosts for handball, even though replays showed the ball struck Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly on the thigh. Thulani Hlatshwayo converted and a reeling Senegal were not allowed to recover as Thulani Serero added a second before the interval. Substitute Cheikh N'Doye scrambled a goal back but South Africa move ahead of their Group B rivals on to four points from two matches, while Lamptey left the field with a substantial security presence.