CAF : Ghanaian Referee Joseph Lamptey suspended
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.
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.”
Senegal, who dominated the match were outdone by the Ghanaian when he awarded a clearly doubtful and suspicious penalty that propelled Bafana Bafana to the top of Group D log table with fourth points from two matches played to date.
Bafana Bafana had earlier scored their goals through Thulani Hlatshwayo’s controversial penalty spot and another gem of a goal by namesake Thulani Serero in 42nd and 45th minutes.
But the Senegalese were not deterred as they fought back with tenacity only to be outdone by the referee’s damaging first half controversial decision.