FIFA have banned Ghanaian referee Joseph Lampety from all football related activity for life.
The ban comes after Lampety’s questionable officiating during a FIFA World Cup qualifier between South and Senegal last year.
Lamptey wrongly awarded South Africa a penalty that gave them the lead in the qualifier,Bafana Bafana went on to win the match 2-1
A statement from FIFA read:
The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to ban 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.
The official was found guilty of breaching art. 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 12 November 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.
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