CAF bans Kenyan referee Aden Marwa for life

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Referee Aden Marwa, banned for life from African football by CAF.
Referee Aden Marwa, banned for life from African football by CAF.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has banned for life the Kenyan referee who was caught on camera by Ghanaian undercover journalist, Anas Aremayaw Anas accepting a “money gift”.

CAF published a list of 11 referees, including Aden Marwa, who it has banned, but only the Kenyan was handed a life-long veto. The other ten received bans ranging from 2 years to 10 years.

Marwa had been chosen by world football governing body FIFA to be part of the referees that would officiate World Cup matches in Russia, but the release of the video, just a week before the games begun meant he was dropped.

He has however denied any wrong-doing in response to the corruption allegations.

CAF’s decision came after a meeting held by its disciplinary board.

In a press statement seen by CGTN, the body also suspended a further 11 officials provisionally pending their appearance in front of the Disciplinary Board on 5th August 2018.

Last month, former Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi resigned as CAF’s first vice-president over corruption allegations.

He branded the video footage of him apparently taking cash gifts “lies”.

Here is the full list of officials who have been banned/suspended;

 

Banned officials

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

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)

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