Ghanaian Referee Suspended By Caf
Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey has been suspended for three months by the Confederation of African Football.
The 42-year-old official awarded a controversial penalty to South Africa in their 2-1 win over Senegal in a 2018 World Cup qualifier earlier this month.
The Senegalese Football Federation (SFF) lodged an official complaint against Lamptey, who has now been suspended by CAF and will miss the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
“Following the dispute and protest letter from the FSF on the refereeing of the match between South Africa and Senegal, CAF informs that its Referee Commission has decided to suspend referee Lamptey for three months. The latter being thus excluded from the next African Nations Cup in Gabon, because of his poor performance,” the SFF said in a statement.