CAF Hammer Falls On Ghanaian Referee Laryea, Others

CAF hammer has fallen heavily on Ghanaian referee David Laryea and other match officials who were implicated in the Anas Aremeyaw Anas documentary on corruption in Ghana and West Africa.

The verdict on Laryea and others were revealed by the football body’s website on Tuesday.

David Laryea was handed a life ban from all football-related activities following the event meeting by the disciplinary committee of CAF (Confederation of African Football).

Six other Ghanaians were slapped with a 10-year ban.

They include referees Lathbridge Reginald, Nantierre Eric, Fleischer Cecil, Ouedraogo Dawood, Salifu Malik, Ms Akongyam Theresa and Wellington Joseph, a Technical Instructor.

14 referees were also given provisional suspension pending their appearance at the next CAF Disciplinary Committee hearing.

The referees were: Bello Aboudou, Referee (Benin) Baba Leno, Referee (Guinea), Aderito Marida Silva, Assistant Referee (Guinea Bissau), and Daouda Gueye, Referee (Senegal).

Others were: Nkounkou Messie, Referee (Congo), Yamba Armand Gildas, Assistant Referee (Congo), Blaise Boutamba, Assistant Referee (Congo) and Hamada Nampiandraza, Referee (Madagascar).

The rest were Kokolo Fitial Charel Just, Referee (Congo), Adii Prosper, Referee (Ghana) Isaka Ayensu Afful, Referee (Ghana), Anafo Nathan, Referee (Ghana), Badiu Ibrahim, Assistant Referee (Ghana) and Yekey Jerry, Referee (Liberia).