A Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey who officiated a World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal has been banned for life by Fifa.
Joseph Lamptey was banned for “match manipulation”.
In the controversial match, the referee awarded a penalty to South Africa in their 2-1 win in November last year for handball but replays showed the ball hit Senegal’s Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly on the knee.
The match is due to be replayed in the November 2017 international window.
Lamptey was initially banned for life in March but on Wednesday the decision was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Senegal and South Africa are currently third and fourth respectively in Africa’s Group D behind Burkina Faso and Cape Verde Islands. Only the top team qualify for next year’s finals in Russia.