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Two referees in the DR Congo have been handed a one-year suspension each for falsifying a match report

The national football league (Linafoot) of the Democratic Republic of Congo has imposed a 12-month suspension on two referees for altering a match report.

Linafoot opened an investigation into the conduct of the officials during April 15 clash between VClub and TP Mazembe in the DR Congo domestic league, which ended in a 2-2 draw.

The body’s report said referee Crispin Kalume and linesman Abeli Lubanda broke the rules by presenting a modified match report to the commissioner.

“After examining the report of the match commissioner, the Linafoot discovered serious violation committed by the referee, in complicity with one of his assistants. It contained deliberate omissions of incidents during the meeting, making it insincere and misleading,” the Linafoot said in a statement on Tuesday, before pronouncing the sanctions on the two men.

Two-time Caf champions Mazembe are topping the table with 16 points ahead of rivals V Club on 13.

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