FIFA has agreed to pay a minimum of R5 million to the South Africa Football Association (Safa) to cover the costs incurred during the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Senegal last year November.

The game was nullified two weeks ago by FIFA after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld a lifetime ban on the Ghananian referee Joseph Lamptey.

According to Sowetan Live, Safa CEO Dennis Mumble revealed that Fifa has promised to pick up the bill for the match and the costs.

“They (Fifa) have confirmed to us that they will pick up the tab of that match that was played on November 12‚ 2016‚ “ Mumble said.

“They realise that we were not at fault and these are wasted costs for us. Fifa have confirmed that they will pay.

“For any international match‚ it depends on the venue and the location‚ but it’s a minimum of R5 million that we spend to put a single Bafana Bafana match together.”

The match will be replayed in November during an international break in South Africa.

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