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CAF hits Referee Laryea with life ban, 7 others banned 10 years

BY: Graphic.com.gh
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has handed a lifetime ban to one Ghanaian assistant referee (David Laryea)
Referee Cecil Fleischer

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has handed a lifetime ban to one Ghanaian assistant referee (David Laryea) and 10-year bans to seven others for their roles in a bribery scandal uncovered by journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

CAF announced the sanctions to the 8 officials in a statement following a Disciplinary Board meeting on August 5.

The referees were among 74 Ghanaian referees implicated in a bribery scandal captured in an undercover documentary of corruption in Ghanaian football.

The decision means Assistant Referee David Laryea, recipient of the life ban can no longer officiate CAF-sanctioned football matches while the others will be off the pitch for 10 years.

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The seven others are: Mr Reginald Lathbridge, Mr Eric Nantierre, Mr Cecil Fleischer, Mr Dawood Ouedrago, Mr Salifu Malik, Mrs Akongyam Theresa and Mr Joseph Wellington received 10-year bans.


Seven other African referees were also provisionally suspended by CAF.

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Read the entire statement below;