CAF ban Ghanaian referee for life, suspends 7 others

CAF ban Ghanaian referee for life, suspends 7 others

- CAF have issued Ghanaian referees various degree of punishment for bribery

- The match arbiters were caught on camera collecting bribes in a video by investigative journalist Anas

- 14 other refs with suspended sentences are directed to appear before CAF Disciplinary Committee

Africa’s football governing body, CAF have banned one Ghanaian referees for life, while seven others were handed 10-year suspension each

According to a CAF statement, the match arbiters alongside club officials were caught on camera receiving monies, suspected to be bribes in a video by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and has shaken the foundation of the game in Ghana.

Interestingly, the development commenced about two months, when over 70 members of the Referees Association of Ghana (RAG) were captured in the video.

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The Disciplinary Committee of CAF sat severally on the issue and has now decided to come hard on some of the principal actors of the bribery allegation.

Meanwhile, previously had reported that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has banned Nigerian referee Joseph Ogabor for one year for ”attempted match manipulation” during an international club match earlier this month.

The decision was made after investigations were conducted and evidence submitted by the South African match officials who were in charge of a Confederation Cup game in Lagos on April 7.

The encounter in question was a CAF Champions League tie Nigeria's Plateau United and Algerian club USM Alger which the Jos-based outfit won it 2-1.

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