#Number12: Caf suspends ten Ghana referees

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has provisionally suspended ten Ghanaian referees due to their acts in investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ football corruption documentary.

The officials – a mixture of centre and assistant referees will meet Caf’s Disciplinary Board together with Liberia’s Jerry Yekeh next month.

In a press release Saturday, Caf announced: “The following officials are provisionally suspended pending their appearance in front of the Disciplinary Board on 5th August 2018.

  1. Mr. Lathbridge Reginald, Referee (Ghana)
  2. Mr. Bello Aboudou, Referee (Ghana)
  3. Mr. Nantierre Eric, Assistant Referee (Ghana)
  4. Mr. Fleischer Cecil, Referee (Ghana)
  5. Mr. Anafo Nathan, Referee (Ghana)
  6. Mr. Ouedraogo Dawood, Referee (Ghana)
  7. Mr. Salifu Malik, Assistant Referee (Ghana)
  8. Mrs. Akongyam Theresa, Women Assistant Referee (Ghana)
  9. Mr. Badiu Brahim, Assistant Referee (Ghana)
  10. Mr. Yekeh Jerry, Referee (Liberia)
  11. Mr. David Laryea, Assistant Referee (Ghana)

One match official in Caf’s list that will hardly amaze football fans is Reginald Lathbridge. The referee, who leads the list, is already serving a lifetime ban in Ghana for his awful mistake that led to the delay in the start of the 2017/18 ZylofonCash Premier League.

He was later shown in the June 6 documentary by Anas as among referees who took money to influence matches.



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