CAF clamps down on bribers, dopers and punching refs

July 12 – The vice-president of the Equatorial Guinea FA, Gustavo N’dong Edu, has been banned for two years by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and fined $25,000 after being found guilty of attempting to bribe referees in the Women’s AFCON 2016 qualifier against Mali.

In other decisions CAF has imposed a two-year ban on Democratic Republic of Congo midfielder Christian Ngudikama after he tested positive for doping during this year’s African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda. CAF confirmed the 28-year-old had been sanctioned after testing positive for the banned stimulant ephedrine following DR Congo’s group match against Angola in January.

The South African futsal player Bryan Cottle has also been banned for two years after testing positive for the banned drug methylhexaneamine following the 2016 Futsal AFCON match against Zambia.

The suspensions were amongst a raft of measures announced by CAF following a meeting of its disciplinary board on July 3.  Elsewhere the Al Merreikh official Hatem Ahmed has been suspended for two years from all football activities after being found guilty of punching the referee during an African Confederation Cup match against Kawkab Athletic.

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