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Sports News of Sunday, 16 September 2018


Referees body slaps 8 referees with lifetime bans over Anas video

14 referees were exonerated after the investigation 14 referees were exonerated after the investigation

The Referees Association of Ghana (RAG) has announced lifetime bans against eight Ghanaian match referees after full-scale investigations following the Anas corruption video.

A statement from RAG is reproduced below.

After Anas expose #12 RAG set up a five-member committee to investigate the conduct of 75 referees whose names and pictures appeared in the expose. The committee started work on 20/8/18 and submitted their written report to RAG on 8/9/18. RAG upon the receipt of the report had RAG Executive meeting on 15/9/18 under 34 (b) (v) and approved the following recommendations

14 referees were exonerated as there was no evidence whatsoever that they accepted any money as alleged.

61 were found guilty and had been suspended for 10 years each, out of the 61, 8 of them have been banned for life.

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