The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to ban the Ghanaian match official Joseph Odartei Lamptey from taking part in any kind of football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) at national and international level for life.
World football governing body, FIFA, has slammed a life ban on Ghanaian referee, Joseph Odartei Lamptey, for “unlawfully influncing match results”.
Lamptey was found guilty of breaching article 69 paragraph 1 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying match between South Africa and Senegal on November 12, 2016.
FIFA said in a statement on its website that “further information concerning the South Africa v. Senegal match in question will be provided once the decision becomes final and binding”.
The statement added: “On the other hand, all charges against the Ghanaian match official David Lionheart Nii Lartey Laryea, whose behaviour had also been the subject of investigations, were dismissed by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.
“FIFA follows a zero-tolerance policy on match manipulation and is committed to protecting the integrity of football. As a result, FIFA will continue with its ongoing efforts to combat match manipulation through a variety of initiatives, which include the monitoring of international betting and a confidential reporting system with a dedicated integrity hotline and e-mail address”