President of Ghana Football Association, Mr. Kwasi Nyantakyi has adviced Ghanaian referees to take huge lessons from referee J.O Lamptey’s life time ban by FIFA.
Lamptey was late last year handed a life ban by FIFA for manipulating the 2018 World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal.
Referee Lamptey petitioned the Court of Arbitration for Sports to over turn his permanent ban but could not hold and his punishment was maintained.
The World governing body has ordered for a replay of the game between South Africa and Senegal in November.
Nyantakyi, who described the ban as unfortunate has urged Ghanaian referees to take a cue from it and stay away from any conduct which will prematurely end their career.
“Its not a good punishment for him as a person and the nation Ghana as a whole “he added.
History has it that Referee George Odartey Lamptey, the father of Joseph Lamptey, who also happened to officiate a World Cup qualifier between Egypt and Zimbabwe was also banned for similar circumstances. The said match was later replayed in France.