CAF bans Kenyan referee for life for taking a bribe

CAF bans Kenyan referee for life for taking a bribe

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Jul 10, 2018. 14:00

Kenyan referee Aden Marwa has been banned for life by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) after he was found guilty of taking bribes.

The East African national has been barred from taking part in football activities for life after he was filmed by undercover journalist, Anas Aremayaw Anas, accepting money ahead of the 2018 Russia World Cup.

According to the BBC website, Marwa, who had been chosen to officiate in Russia was dropped from the World Cup list following Anas' investigation.

Moreover, CAF announced the sanctions and said a total of 22 referees have been punished by African football's ruling body with Togolese Yanissou Bebou and Gambian Jallow Ebrima banned for 10 years each.

Ivory Coast referee Denis Dembele, a regular on the African national team and club fixtures circuit, received a six-year ban.

On the other hand, a further seven match officials received suspensions ranging from between two and five years whilst 11 officials, 10 Ghanaians and one Liberian, have been provisionally banned pending appearances before a CAF disciplinary board on August 05 2018.

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