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We Shall Fight for Referee Joseph Lamptey because FIFA’s punishment is too harsh- Eddie Doku

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Referee’s Committee Chairman of the Ghana Football Association, Eddie Doku, is unhappy with the decision of FIFA to hand a life ban to referee Joseph Lamptey.

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Eddie Doku

Ghanaian official, Joseph Lamptey, was found guilty of breaching FIFA’s disciplinary code during the game between South Africa and Senegal in November last year.

FIFA said in a statement: “The FIFA disciplinary committee has decided to ban the Ghanaian match official Joseph Odartei Lamptey from taking part in any kind of football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) at national and international level for life”.

But Eddie Doku, in an interview on Boss Fm, insists a culprit cannot be punished twice for one offence committed.

“I just read the communique from Fifa and after reading it, I don’t think that I’m happy with the decision of Fifa to hand Joseph Lamptey a life ban.

“I am not a lawyer but I know that you cannot punish someone twice for one offence and he accepted a three-month suspension earlier on by CAF so why another life ban? Is it because we are blacks?

“We have seen worse officiating in some of the European and Fifa competitions but no referee was given a life ban. I don’t think it’s the best.”

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