Nyantakyi advises Ghanaian referees after Joseph Lamptey's ban

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The Fifa council member has advised referees in the country to take a cue from the shame Joseph Lamptey has got himself into

Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi has advised referees in the country to learn from the shame that has fallen on referee Joseph Lamptey and improve on their performances.

According to a ruling by Fifa, Lamptey was found guilty of manipulating the 2018 World Cup qualifying game between South Africa and Senegal in November last year, after he awarded a ‘dubious’ penalty to Bafana Bafana that helped them win the game 2-1. He has been given a lifetime ban from football.

“It’s very unfortunate because some of us were taken aback when we heard the news,” Nyantakyi told Starr FM.

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“I was surprised that it could happen to him and I just hope that all of us including the referees will take a cue from that and try to stay away from any conduct that will lead to suspicion and make you the subject of investigation and eventually being sanctioned this way.

“It's not a good punishment for him as a person and the nation Ghana as a whole,” he added.

Although Lamptey appealed his ban, it was thrown out last week by CAS, with Fifa ordering a replay between South Africa and Senegal.

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