The Senegalese have they too fast to celebrate their second qualification at the 2018 World Cup to be held in Russia? In any case, this is what the statement of the President of the Burkinabe Football Federation suggests.
Burkina contests the (unpublished) decision of FIFA (International Amateur Football Federation) to replay the South Africa-Senegal match that took place in November 2016 in South Africa. It is remembered that the match in question was tainted by cheating, and that after that the referee of the match was suspended for life.
Burkina, which is challenging this decision of Fifa, lodged an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on 18 September. And hope to win. “There is a recourse at the level of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and it must be respected. The CAS never said that he had sliced. He told us that our appeal was admissible and better, that filed by South Africa is also admissible. These two appeals will be examined at the same time, no later than December 1, “loudly proclaims the president of the Burkinabe Football Federation.
Only, if by extraordinary that happened, the Stallions will have to beat widely the Green Cape, and bet on a draw between Lions and Bafana Banafa, to go to Russia.
Recall that Senegal qualified by beating South Africa on its facilities last Friday. Even if according to the coach of the Stallions of Burkina (according to our colleagues from Burkina Faso24): “What changed after the victory of Senegal? For me, it’s zero. FIFA made the worst decision I ever saw. As I said, FIFA has made the worst decision I’ve seen in my life. We saw Thierry Henry who made the pass of the hand when France played against Ireland. We saw Maradona who scored a goal, FIFA never said anything. Today we see what FIFA has done. Clearly, FIFA gave a seventh game in Senegal. We took a goal in South Africa which was not a goal. We took a red card at home that was not worth it. So for me, this game does not count.