GHANAIAN REFEREE BANNED FOR LIFE BY FIFA

ACCRA, The Disciplinary Committee of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has banned for life Ghanaian match official Joseph Odartei Lamptey from any kind of football-related activity at both national and international levels.

A FIFA statement received here says Odartey Lamptey is banned from administrative, sports or any other activity related to football after he was found guilty of breaching Article 69 paragraph 1 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code dealing with unlawfully influencing match results during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying match between South Africa and Senegal on Nov 12, 2016.

On the other hand, all charges against another Ghanaian match official, David Lionheart Nii Lartey Laryea, whose behaviour had also been the subject of investigations, were dismissed by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.

FIFA says it follows a zero-tolerance policy on match manipulation and is committed to protecting the integrity of football and as a result, it will continue with its ongoing efforts to combat match manipulation through a variety of initiatives, which include the monitoring of international betting and a confidential reporting system with a dedicated integrity hotline and e-mail address.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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