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Referees Association suspends 74 referees over Anas exposé

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The Referees Association of Ghana (RAG) has suspended 74 of its members whose names came up in the recent investigative film by the journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

The Association in a statement indicated that while a final determination is yet to be taken by its Disciplinary Committee against the 74 persons, it has issued a provisional suspension.

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Read: We have enough officials should football resume in Ghana – Referees Association of Ghana

The referees, who include FIFA referees, Assistant FIFA referees, Premier League referees and retired referees, were caught among other offenses taking bribes to influence the outcome of football matches.
In the film titled Number 12, which was premiered throughout the country some months ago, some of the referees were captured boasting about their credentials in showing players undeserved red cards.

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Some of the referees who have been suspended include; FIFA referees Issaka Afful and Reginald Lathbridge.

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The retired referees who have also been suspended include; Leanier Addy and Charles Dowuona.

Referee Samuel Sukah, who awarded a controversial penalty opportunity to Accra Hearts of Oak in 2017 in their game against archrivals Kumasi Asante Kotoko that became a top subject for major sports discussions in the subsequent weeks has also been suspended after Anas’ video showed that he had taken a bribe to ensure victory for Accra Hearts of Oak in that match.

Read: Anas’ Number 12: CAF bans referee for life, 10 others get years ban

Read the full statement below:

The Referees Association of Ghana (RAG)wishes to inform all stakeholders of the game of football and the general public that the underlisted Referees, Assistants Referees and Retired Referees whose names came up in the Anas Aremeyaw Anas exposé have been provisionally suspended pending the final determination of their case by the Disciplinary Committee of RAG.


Prosper Adii
Issaka Afful
Reginald Lathbridge
Nathan Anafo
Cecil Amatey Fleischer
Adaari Latif


Ibrahim Adam Badiu
Eric Nantiere
A. S. Malik
David Adjin
David Laryea
Theresa Akogyam


Yaw Ametepey
Dally Gagba
William Agbovi
Sylvester Adzoku
S. B. Bortey
Nuhu Liman
Mclord Arhin
Emmanuel Ansah
Amofa Sarkodiee
Justice Adu Poku
Timothy Obuobisa
Wiseman Ghansah
Prince Amoah
Samuel Sukah
Samuel Kyeremeh
Otis Oppong
Awal Mohammed
Daniel Dogbetor
Uriah Glah
Eku Boateng
Solomon Mordey


Alhassan yahaya
Haruna Bawa
Safo Adade
Samuel Borquaye
Samuel Opoku Boateng
Alhassan Badiu
Ben Wormawor
Emurana Salifu
Joseph Ayambila
Salifu Rahman
Samuel Asiedu
Joseph Sey
Ashitey Armah
Jason Nunoo
Philip Darko
Ashong Ibrahim
Augustine Akugri
Ben Samari
Kennedy Bentil
Freeman Awulo
Nii Kotey Kotei


Heyford Adehe
Dickson Wellington
Abraham Poku
Prince Coffie


Saviour Amevor
Atsu Dogbey
Charles Abloh
Daniel Diawu
Joseph Laryea
E. B. Quaye


Fulera Iddrisu Bamie
Eugenia Asigri
Richlove Awuah
Esther Awo Detse


Leanier Addy
S. A. Quaye
Wellington Joseph
Umar Teni
Charles Dowuona


Source: citinewsroom


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