Bribery: CAF bans Ghanaian referee for life, slams seven others


The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has banned Ghanaian referee David Laryea for life and has also suspended seven other Ghanaian referees from all CAF related football activities for a period of 10 years.

This follows a well broadcast report from Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas on corruption in Ghana football where several of the referees were caught on camera receiving bribes.

The decision was reached following a meeting of the Disciplinary body of the African Football Confederation on August 5, 2018 which met to rule on allegations of corruption against the CAF officials.

While Laryea was banned for life, Referee’s technical instructor Joseph Wellington alongsides referees Lathbridge Reginald, Nantierre Eric, Fleischer Cecil, Ouedraogo Dawood, Salifu Malik, Akongyam Theresa have been suspended from partaking in all CAF footballing activities for no less than a period of 10 years.

CAF’s disciplinary committee also announced a provisional suspension of some eight other referees pending a full review of cases against them.

The referees include Bello Aboudou (Benin), Baba Leno (Guinea), Aderito Marida Silva (Guinea Bissau), Daouda Gueye (Sénégal), Nkounkou Messie (Congo), Yamba Armand Gildas (Congo), Blaise Boutamba (Congo) and Hamada Nampiandraza (Madagascar).


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