The Referees’ Association of Ghana (RAG) has handed life-time bans to six more referees in the wake of an investigation into bribery and also banned 47 match officials for 10 years each, while another 14 were exonerated.
RAG also confirmed the sanctions handed down by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) last month – two for life and six others for 10 years. It brings the total with life bans to eight and those with 10-year bans to 53.
Those on the list released by RAG have until 1 October to appeal against the rulings. The investigation was launched after the officials were secretly filmed accepting money by investigative journalist Anas Armeyaw Anas.
In a statement RAG said those facing lifetime bans “were found culpable for seriously breaching various portions of Disciplinary Code, Code of the Ethics and Regulations of the football controlling bodies by their actions and inactions.”