Joseph Lamptey ban for life for ‘match manipulation’

Ghanaian Referee Joseph Lamptey has been banned for life by Fifa for what it calls “match manipulation”.

The ban results from a penalty he awarded to South Africa in a 2-1 win over Senegal in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in November.

Joseph Lamptey penalized Kalidou Koulibaly for handball, but replays showed the ball hit his knee.

Meanwhile one of his assistants, David Laryea, also from Ghana, had charges against him dismissed by Fifa’s disciplinary committee.

The win for South Africa left them in second place in the four-team group after two matches, with Senegal in third.



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