Apr. 18, 2017
CAF bans Ghanaian referee for Penalty call
The Confederation of African Football CAF; has slapped a three-month ban on Ghanaian center referee Joseph Lamptey for awarding a controversial penalty to South Africa in their Fifa 2018 World Cup qualifier against Senegal on November 12 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.
Lamptey awarded a penalty to Bafana Bafana converted by Thulani Hlatshwayo in the 43rd minute before Thulani Serero doubled the home side’s lead, a moment that Senegal coach Aliou Cisse admitted de-stabilized his players.
The 42-year old Lamptey will as a result of the ban miss out on the upcoming Afcon 2017 where he was lined up to officiate at the prestigious continental showpiece that attracts the best sides in Africa.