Joseph Lamptey, referee of the South Africa-Senegal match of November 12, counting for the second day of the qualifiers of the 2018 World Cup, “was suspended for three months” by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Will not participate in CAN 2017 announces the Senegalese Football Federation (FSF).
“Following the dispute and protest letter from the FSF on the arbitration of the match between South Africa and Senegal, CAF informs that its Arbitration Commission has decided to suspend arbitrator Lamptey for three months.
The latter being thus excluded from the next CAN in Gabon, because of its poor performance, “she wrote in a statement.
According to the FSF, CAF has also confirmed that it “will continue to act and sanction the defaulting arbitrators while continuing to work on their training”.
On November 15, the FSF sent a letter to CAF and FIFA “to express its strong protest” about the “scandalous” arbitration of Joseph Lamptey.