Kenyan Referee Faces Life Ban For Accepting Bribe

A Kenyan referee, Marwa Range who had was listed for the 2018 World Cup in Russia has been banned for life for accepting bribe, Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced in a statement on Sunday.

Kenyan referee

Range was dropped from the World Cup list after a media sting exposed him accepting a $6,000 (R80 821,20) bribe from a journalist posing as a Ghanaian football official.

According to the statement, Marwa Range and 22 other referees were affected by the CAF clean-up with Togolese Yanissou Bebou and Gambian Jallow Ebrima banned for 10 years each, Ivory Coast referee Denis Dembele, got a six-year ban, 10 Ghanaians and one Liberian were temporarily banned pending appearances before a CAF disciplinary board on August 5, and seven match officials got suspended between two and five years.

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