FIFA Axe Falls On Ghanaian Referee

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has banned the Ghanaian match official Joseph Odartei Lamptey from taking part in any kind of football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) at national and international level for life.
Lamptey was found guilty of breaching Article 69 par. 1 (unlawfully influencing match results) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying match between South Africa and Senegal on November 12, 2016.
On the other hand, all charges against the Ghanaian match official David Lionheart Nii Lartey Laryea, whose behaviour had also been the subject of investigations, were dismissed by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.
Further information concerning the South Africa v. Senegal match in question will be provided once the decision becomes final and binding.
FIFA follows a zero-tolerance policy on match manipulation and is committed to protecting the integrity of football.
As a result, FIFA 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.

1 Comment on this Post

  1. Alh Rahman S, Olawoyin

    It is very unfortunate for this young man Joseph Lamptey whose father (Major George Lamptey) in his life time did a lot to up-lift a lot of African referee on FIFA List. We used to call him (Prof.) It will definitely served those who think refereeing is a mere game master business and not profession.


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