Zurich - FIFA has issued referee Joseph Lamptey with a life ban after he awarded a disputed penalty for South Africa against Senegal in a Soccer World Cup qualifying match.
The Ghanaian official gave a penalty for a non-existent handball against Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly. The replays clearly showed the ball struck Koulibaly's knee and then dropped to the ground.
Bafana Bafana scored the penalty kick to take a 1-0 on the 42nd minute in Polokwane last November. The home team went on to beat Senegal 2-1 and is now in second place in the four-team group after two matches. Senegal is third.