7 ‘corrupted’ African soccer referees banned, 14 suspended


Seven Ghanaian soccer referees and assistant referees and one other official have been banned for 10 years to life for corruption, the Confederation of African Football said Tuesday.

Another 14 referees and assistants from various countries were provisionally suspended following a meeting of CAF’s disciplinary board this weekend.

The cases mean 18 African referees and assistants have now been banned in the last month, with a picture emerging of widespread corruption among the continent’s match officials.

CAF announced bans for 11 other match officials last month, including an assistant referee from Kenya who was supposed to officiate at the World Cup in Russia.

That official, Aden Range Marwa, was banned for life by CAF after he was filmed taking a…

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