Ten-year ban for 7 referees, 14 others- CAF

The Confederation of African Football has placed seven Ghanaian referees on a 10-year ban from all CAF relaed football activities, while one bagged a lifetime ban. The referees were mentioned in the Anas Aremeyaw Anas documentary on corruption in Ghana and West Africa. CAF’s sanctions were determined at a meeting of its Disciplinary Board on August 5. According to the statement from the meeting, the banned referees include; Mr. David Laryea, Assistant Referee (Ghana): life ban from all CAF related football activities; 2. Mr. Lathbridge Reginald, Referee (Ghana): 10 years ban from all…

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Kepa to join Chelsea as replacement for Courtois

Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is set to join Chelsea for 80 million euros (£71.6 million, $92.7 million), according to Spanish media reports on Tuesday. The 23-year-old, who has been capped once by Spain, would be the most expensive goalkeeper in history and the replacement for Belgian Thibaut Courtois, who is expected to leave Stamford Bridge for Real Madrid. Sports daily Marca reported that Chelsea would meet the 80-million-euro release clause in Kepa’s contract, beating the record transfer fee of 75 million euros which Liverpool paid Roma for Brazilian Alisson…

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