Aden Marwa Range, the Kenyan referee who was filmed receiving a $600 US dollar bribe has been banned for life from engaging in football activities. The decision was arrived by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) disciplinary.
He was dropped from a list of 63 officials who were set to officiate the 2018 after the BBC released an investigation conducted by a Ghanaian journalist which implicated Marwa in a bribery scandal.
He was among 10 other referees caught up in the bribery scandal to receive suspensions ranging from 2 years to 10 years as they await to appear before the CAF disciplinary board on August 5th.
“The following decisions were taken by the CAF Disciplinary board regarding the referees involved, Mr. Marwa Range, assistant referee (Kenya); life ban from all CAF related football activities,” read the CAF statement in part.
The country’s once celebrated assistant referee who hails from Migori, was exposed in a film by a Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw, while posing as a Ghanaian football official. The incident happened during the 2018 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) in Morocco.
Below is the full list of the suspended officials: