FIFA Bans Ghana Referee Over ‘Ojoro’ Penalty
He has been found guilty of unlawfully influencing a match result, and now he has lost his job with FIFA.
FIFA has handed a life ban to Ghanaian ref, Joseph Lamptey, for awarding a questionable penalty to South Africa in a 2-1 World Cup qualifier win against Senegal in November.
In the African Group D encounter, Thulani Hlatshwayo converted the penalty in the 42nd minute before Thulani Serero added another goal three minutes later to cruise away with maximum points.
FIFA in its decision on Monday said "further information concerning the South Africa v. Senegal match in question will be provided once the decision becomes final and binding.”
Lamptey previously served a six-month ban, imposed by CAF, for wrongly awarding a goal during a CAF Champions League semi-final in 2010.
FIFA however did not say if the result will stand or not.
The 2-1 win took South Africa to a four point level with leaders Burkina Faso, while Senegal has two points and Cape Verde has none from two games.