The Confederation of African Football (Caf), have confirmed a life banned for Kenya assistant referee Aden Range Marwa.
The decision was made on Saturday by the Caf Disciplinary board over cases of the referees named in media.
CAF in a statement announced the decision to axe Marwa following his alleged bribery scandal recently exhumed by Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Marwa and ten other referees were handed different bans of between two to 10 years while 11 were provisionally suspended pending their appearance in front of the board on August 5.
“The following decisions were taken by the Caf Disciplinary board regarding the referees involved, Mr Marwa Range, assistant referee (Kenya); life ban from all Caf related football activities,” read the statement.
This precedes an expose that was released by Ghanaian journalist that revealed the rot behind the character of African football match officials in early June.
Marwa was pictured receiving $600 (Shs 60,000) from early June, from spies of Anas who disguised themselves as Ghanaian football officials seeking to influence the outcome of a match.
He was named among the 63 match officials to officiate the nearly ending 2018 World Cup in Russia.
However, he opted out after the BBC story became public, after which FIFA gave a statement that he was going to be replaced. He is yet to give a statement on the decision made by CAF Disciplinary Board.
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