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 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.
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.
Read the entire statement below;