The Disciplinary Committee of CAF has banned Ghanaian match official David Laryea from taking part in any kind of football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) at national and international level for life.
CAF has provisionally banned 10 Ghanaian referees who were captured in the documentary by investigative journalist Anas Armeyaw Anas for accepting bribes.
The list includes five centre referees- Reginald Lathbridge, Bello Aboudou,Cecil Fleischer, Nathan Anafo and Ouedraogo Dawood
Assistant referees Eric Nantiere, Salifu Malik, Theresa Akongyam, Badiu Ibrahim, and David Laryea have been put on ice.
Also, CAF has handed a life ban from all of its related activities to assistant referee from Kenya Marwa Range who was captured in the exposé.
A CAF statement read: “The disciplinary jury of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) met on Saturday, July 7, 2018 to take sanctions against arbitrators cited in corruption scandals. 4 Ivorian whistles, namely the referees Dembélé Denis and Coulibaly Abou as well as the assistants Marius Tan and Valère Gouho Bi are suspended from any activity related to the football of the CAF.”
“CAF has had a heavy hand against arbitrators cited in corruption scandals. Indeed, the disciplinary jury of the Confederation of African football gathered on Saturday, July 7, 2018, was ruthless for the referees concerned. Sanctions range from temporary suspension to the lifelong expulsion of any CAF football-related activity.”
“Four Ivorian referees are affected by these sanctions. They are the central referees Dembélé Denis (6 years suspension of any activity related to football CAF) and Coulibaly Abu (2 years suspension of any activity related to football CAF), as well as assistants Marius Tan ( 2 years suspension from all CAF football activities) and Valère Gouho Bi (2 years suspension from all CAF football related activities).”