Safa: Bafana result stands
The Safa CEO says rumours of Bafana’s friendly being downgraded is just “street talk”.
JOHANNESBURG - South African Football Association (Safa) CEO Dennis Mumble on Friday told Eyewitness News Sport the international friendly between Bafana Bafana and Spain being downgraded is just "street talk".
Tuesday's 1-0 win over the world and European champions was called into question after the Spanish team made seven substitutions.
Under Fifa rules, teams are allowed to make up to six substitutions during an international friendly.
Speaking at a briefing to handover A-Level coaching licences, Mumble confirmed the result of Tuesday's game will stand.
"That is street talk. There is no justification, no basis. There is nothing from Fifa's side that says this is going to happen, so there is no way.
Safa President Danny Jordaan also reiterated the point.
He said all the relevant bodies confirmed the status of the match.
"I spoke to the general secretary of Fifa this morning. He has not even received the reports. We have complied with every regulation of Fifa. We have three letters from Fifa, from CAF and UEFA confirming the status of the match as a friendly A match."