CAF issues life ban to Kenyan ref Marwa over $600 gift sting

July 9 – The rising career of Kenyan referee Aden Marwa has been terminated after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Saturday banned him for life.

Marwa was struck off the 63 assistant referees’ list for the World Cup in Russia after being named as one of those filmed in a BBC documentary exposing bribery among African officials.

Ten other referees were handed CAF bans of between two to 10 years while 11 were provisionally suspended pending their appearance before CAF disciplinary officials on August 5.

Marwa’s ban comes barely a year after his compatriot, Davies Omweno, was banned for three months by CAF for ‘poor performance’.

The investigative piece by Ghanaian journalist Anas exposed Marwa allegedly receiving a $600 ‘gift’ from undercover journalists while on official duty during the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco.

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