CAF bans Kenyan referee over bribery
Football governing body on the African continent, Confederation of African (CAF) has handed a life long ban on Kenyan referee Range Marwa over bribery allegations.
Marwa’s ban was announced by CAF disciplinary committee following a hearing that found him guilty of trying to take a bribe with an intention of fixing match results.
He had been named among the referees to officiate at the 2018 World Cup in Russia but opted out after an expose early in June by a Ghanaian journalist that revealed the rot behind the character of African football match officials.
Marwa was pictured receiving $600 (Shs 2.3m) from early June, from spies of Anas who disguised themselves as Ghanaian football officials seeking to influence the outcome of a match.
Besides Marwa, CAF suspended ten other referees from Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Gambia, Togo and Niger from football related activities in Africa for a period ranging from two years to ten years over the same charges.
From Ghana alone, the football governing body temporarily suspended 11 match officials pending their appearance before the disciplinary committee to answer related charges.