‘He should contest the ruling’ – Kenyans react to life ban on referee Aden Marwa

Matthew Lewis
The decision to hand Aden Marwa the ban was reached at a Caf disciplinary board meeting where 10 other officials were affected

Kenyans have reacted with different opinions following the life ban slapped on top referee Aden Marwa.

Confederation of African Football’s Disciplinary committee found Marwa guilty of match fixing after he was captured on video receiving a US$ 600 (Kshs 60,000) bribe in a BBC expose in early June.

The expose, done by controversial Ghanaian journalist Anas Anas also featured other referees as well as high ranking officials in the continent like Ghanaian football chief and now former Caf Vice President Kwesi Nyantakyi receiving bribes from the journalist as well as others termed as 'gifts'.

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The damning report, released a few days before the start of the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia, saw Marwa pull out of the tournament he was to officiate.

But a number of Kenyans have termed as harsh the decision by Caf while others have praised the move saying it will end match fixing in the continent.