ACCRA — The Disciplinary Committee of Ghana Football Association (GFA), has banned referee Reginald Lathbridge for life, after he was found guilty of changing a report after seven months.
Lathbridge is banned from taking part in all football-related activities at national and international level.
Lathbridge, at a hearing of the Disciplinary Committee, apologised and and admitted to the charge of failing to submit a complete and accurate Match Report to the GFA for Match Day Seven of the 2016/2017 Ghana Premier League match played between Bechem United FC and Elmina Sharks FC at Bechem, thereby bringing the game into disrepute.
His actions are held to have been in violation of Articles 22 and 35(7) (d) in the GFA General Regulations and other regulations in respect of this matter.
The Disciplinary Committee stated that the importance of the Match Official’s Reports in football cannot be over emphasised in view of Article 85 of the GFA Disciplinary Code which presumes that the Referee’s Report is accurate and considered authoritative regarding matters on incidents that take place on the field of play and the far-reaching consequences any inaccuracy may lead to.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK