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RAG bans 53 Ghanaian referees, 14 exonerated from match fixing charges

12:12 AM SGT 18/9/18
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The disciplinary committee of the Knights of the Whistle has suspended majority of their members who were found guilty of match fixing

Referees' Association of Ghana (RAG) has banned 61 officials following investigations into an undercover investigative work submitted by Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

Eight referees were handed a life-time ban while 53 were slapped with a 10-year suspension each.

They were all found culpable for ‘seriously breaching various portions of Disciplinary Code, Code of the Ethics and Regulations of the football controlling bodies by their actions and inactions.’

However, 14 referees were exonerated on the basis of lack of evidences and will return to duty when the Ghana Premier League resumes.

Below are names of the exonerated officials:

1. Esther Awo Detse

2. Prince Coffie

3. Wiseman Ghansah

4. Joseph Laryea

5. Edward B. Quaye

6. Solomon Mordey

7. Joseph Ayambila

8. Freeman Awulo

9. Charles Ablor

10. Eku Boateng

11. Latif Adaari

12. Yakubu Nuhu Limann

13. Alhassan Yahaya

14. Emurana Salifu

Those handed 10 year suspension:  

1. S. A. Quaye

2. Joseph Wellington

3. Daniel Dogbetor

4. Eric Nantierre

5. Cecil Fleischer

6. Dawood Ouedraogo

7. Salifu Malik

8. Theresa Akongyam

9. Prosper Adii

10. Issaka Ayensu Afful

11. Nathan Anafo

12. Badiu Ibrahim

13. Mclord Arhin

14. Otis Oppong

15. Salifu Rahman

16. Samuel Opoku Boateng

17. Yaw Ametepey

18. Justice Adu Poku

19. Kennedy Bentil

20. Leanier Addy

21. Nii Kotey Kotei

22. Philip Darku

23. Prince Amoah

24. Richlove Awuah

25. S. B. Bortey

26. Samuel Asiedu

27. Samuel Borquaye

28. Samuel Kyeremeh

29. Saviour Amevor

30. Sylvester Adzoku

31. Timothy Obuobisa

32. Uriah Glah

33. William Agbovi

34. Dickson Wellington

35. Emmanuel Ansah

36. Eugenia Asigri

37. Haruna Bawa

38. Abraham Opoku

39. Alhassan Badiu

40. Ebenezer Ofori Addo

41. Amofa Sarkodie

42. Ashitey Armah

43. Ashong Ibrahim

44. Atsu Dogbey

45. Augustine Akugri

46. Awal Mohammed

47. Ben Samari

48. Ben Vormawor

49. Daniel Diawuo

50. David Adjin

51. Hayford Adehe

52. Jason Nunoo

53. Joseph Say

Banned for life:

1. David Laryea

2. Reginald Lathbridge

3. Safo Adade

4. Samuel Sukah

5. Dally Gagba

6. Furella Bamie

7. Charles Dowuona

8. Umar Teni