The Executive Committee of the Referees Association of Ghana (RAG) have adopted certain recommendations contained in a report submitted to them by a 5 member committee set up to investigate 75 referees who were caught in camera allegedly receiving bribes.
In a Press release today, it was revealed that 14 referees have been exonerated due to lack of evidence. However, 8 other referees have been banned for life from officiating any match due to various degrees of hard evidence against them. 53 others have been banned for 10 years.
Investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas conducted an undercover investigation on matters concerning football in Ghana and what he uncovered was shocking. Football officials and administrators were captured receiving bribes which is against the laws of the game. This necessitated the formation of a 5 member committee by RAG to investigate, recommend and report on their findings.
Read Press Statement below;
From the Referees Association of Ghana(RAG)
After Anas expose #12 RAG set up a five member committee to investigate the conduct of 75 referees whose names and pictures appeared in the expose. The committee started work on 20/8/18 and submitted their written report to RAG on 8/9/18. RAG upon the receipt of the report had RAG Executive meeting on 15/9/18 under 34 (b) (v) and approved the following recommendations
14 referees were exonerated as there was no evidence whatsoever that they accepted any money as alleged.
61 were found guilty and had been suspended for 10 years each, out of the 61, 8 of them have been Banned for life
For any details call
Atiffu Deputy (National instructor)
Ayitah Mensah (General Secretary)
George Seija (National Vice Chairman)
Dr. Tetteh Opai (National Fitness instructor)