CAF suspend Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey

CAF has suspended Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey for three months after he awarded a controversial penalty to South Africa in their 2-1 win over Senegal in a 2018 World Cup qualifier last week, widespread media reports have claimed.

The multiple reports which cannot be independently verified by GHANAsoccernet.com claim the top Ghanaian referee has been sanctioned by the continent governing body, CAF.

Senegal lodged a protest with CAF over the performance of the referee at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.
But widespread media reports quoting French sources have claimed the FIFA referee has been put on ice.

“The FCA informs that its Board of Arbitration has decided to suspend referee Lamptey for 3 months, and has therefore being excluded from the next AFCON in Gabon.,” the FSF communicated

” It also confirms that it will continue to act and punish defaulters referees while continuing to work on their training. ” A recognition that the Ghanaian, who had refereed a match the previous CAN, has made a poor copy.”