CAF bans Kenyan Assistant Referee for life, punishes many other match officials

Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Africa's football governing body, Confederation of African Football (CAF) has banned Kenyan Assistant Referee Marwa Range for life from all CAF-related football activities.

CAF's Disciplinary Board, which held a meeting on Saturday to decide over the cases of the referees named in a video documentary by a Ghanaian investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, also banned 10 West African match officials for various periods and provisionally suspended 10 Ghanaian and one Liberian match officials pending their appearance before a disciplinary board on 5 August.

The video has already led to world football governing body, FIFA, banning former President of Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, for 90 days. He has lost his positions on the CAF and FIFA executives.

He is also being investigated by the Ghana Police for influence peddling following a complaint by Ghana's president Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo. Nyantakyi was heard on the video asking for money for undercover journalists to influence the president, vice president and various government officials.

A statement by CAR listed those affected as follows:

Mr. Marwa Range, Assistant Referee (Kenya) : life ban from all CAF related football activities;
Mr. Boukari Ouedraogo, Referee (Burkina Faso): 5 years ban from all CAF related football activities;
Mr. Denis Dembele, Referee (Cote d’Ivoire): 6 years ban from all CAF related football activities;
Mr. Marius Tan, Assistant Referee (Cote d’Ivoire): 2 years ban from all CAF related football activities;
Mr. Bi Valere Gouho, Assistant Referee (Cote d’Ivoire): 2 years ban from all CAF related football activities;
Mr. Coulibay Abou, Referee (Cote d’Ivoire): 2 years ban from all CAF related football activities;
Mr. Jallow Ebrima, Assistant Referee (Gambia): 10 years ban from all CAF related football activities;
Mr. Moriba Diakite, Assistant Referee (Mali) : 5 years ban from all CAF related football activities;
Mr. Demba Boubou, Assistant Referee (Mauritania) : 5 years ban from all CAF related football activities;
Mr. Maman Raja Abba Malan Ousseini, Assistant Referee (Niger) :5 years ban from all CAF related football activities;
Mr. Yanissou Bebou, Referee (Togo): 10 years ban from all CAF related football activities.

The statement said the following Ghanaian and Liberian officials are provisionally suspended pending their appearance before the Disciplinary Board on 5th August 2018.

Mr. Lathbridge Reginald, Referee (Ghana)
Mr. Bello Aboudou, Referee (Ghana)
Mr. Nantierre Eric, Assistant Referee (Ghana)
Mr. Fleischer Cecil, Referee (Ghana)
Mr. Anafo Nathan, Referee (Ghana)
Mr. Ouedraogo Dawood, Referee (Ghana)
Mr. Salifu Malik, Assistant Referee (Ghana)
Mrs. Akongyam Theresa, Women Assistant Referee (Ghana)
Mr. Badiu Brahim, Assistant Referee (Ghana)
Mr. Yekeh Jerry, Referee (Liberia)
Mr. David Laryea, Assistant Referee (Ghana)
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08 july 2018 17:44:51




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