As many as ten Ghanaian referees have been provisionally suspended by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) with respect to their actions in the famous Anas Aremeyaw Anas corruption documentary.
The officials – a mixture of centre and assistant referees are scheduled to have their day with Caf’s Disciplinary Board together with Liberia’s Jerry Yekeh next month.
In a press release Saturday, Caf announced: “The following officials are provisionally suspended pending their appearance in front of the Disciplinary Board on 5th August 2018.
- Mr. Lathbridge Reginald, Referee (Ghana)
- Mr. Bello Aboudou, Referee (Ghana)
- Mr. Nantierre Eric, Assistant Referee (Ghana)
- Mr. Fleischer Cecil, Referee (Ghana)
- Mr. Anafo Nathan, Referee (Ghana)
- Mr. Ouedraogo Dawood, Referee (Ghana)
- Mr. Salifu Malik, Assistant Referee (Ghana)
- Mrs. Akongyam Theresa, Women Assistant Referee (Ghana)
- Mr. Badiu Brahim, Assistant Referee (Ghana)
- Mr. Yekeh Jerry, Referee (Liberia)
- Mr. David Laryea, Assistant Referee (Ghana)
Referee Lathbridge, who leads the list, is already serving a lifetime ban in Ghana for his negligence that led to the delay in the start of the 2017/18 ZylofonCash Premier League. He was later shown in the June 6 documentary by Anas as among referees who took money to compromise games.