Sports News of Thursday, 20 July 2017
Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey has not given up his career as the Court of Arbitration for Sports will hear his case on 25 July as he seeks to overturn his life-time ban.
World Football governing body FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee banned Lamptey from taking part in any kind of football- related activity (administrative, sports or any other) at national and international level for life.
He was found guilty of breaching art. 69 par. 1 (unlawfully influencing match results) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match involving South Africa and Senegal on 12 November 2016.
Lamptey awarded a controversial penalty to home side South Africa which enabled the win a solely contested game by 2-1 against Senegal.
The decision taken at the Peter Mokaba stadium in Polokwane that day by referee Lamptey puzzled all present including the South African media and fans present.