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In its ruling, CAS concluded that Mr Lamptey had intentionally taken two wrong decisions with the sole purpose of enabling a specific number of goals to be scored that would make pertinent bets successful. CAS concluded that there was an obvious link between these intentionally wrong decisions and a deviation from an expected betting pattern, and consequently found Mr Lamptey guilty of having unlawfully influenced the result of the match.


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In its ruling, CAS concluded that Mr Lamptey had intentionally taken two wrong decisions with the sole purpose of enabling a specific number of goals to be scored that would make pertinent bets successful. CAS concluded that there was an obvious link between these intentionally wrong decisions and a deviation from an expected betting pattern, and consequently found Mr Lamptey guilty of having unlawfully influenced the result of the match.


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danfo driver,

Thanks for this important information. After reading this, FIFA did have a strong case and it was important that they are transparent on how they reached the decision on Lamptey. Initially, it looked as if the decision on Lamptey was unconvincing. Below I post the background which illuminates the findings against Lamptey:

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Background information on the decision relating to match official Joseph Odartei Lamptey
http://resources.fifa.com/mm/document/affederation/footballgovernance/02/92/63/56/backgroundinformationoncase_en_neutral.pdf
Given its complex nature and the various misconceptions among different football stakeholders after FIFA imposed the sanction on Mr Lamptey, FIFA has decided to outline the facts and elements of the case, which are listed below:

Procedure
Shortly after the 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM qualifying match between South Africa and Senegal on 12 November 2016, several betting operators (among them, in particular, FIFA’s current integrity partner, Sportradar) made FIFA aware that the result of the match may have been influenced due to irregular and suspicious live betting activities that had occurred.

The FIFA Integrity Department carried out a thorough preliminary investigation, resulting in the opening of disciplinary proceedings against the referee, Mr Lamptey. On 15 March 2017, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee imposed a lifetime ban on Mr Lamptey for having breached art. 69 par. 1 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (unlawfully influencing match results). This decision was confirmed by the FIFA Appeal Committee on 27 April 2017, and the matter was then appealed before CAS which, on 2 August 2017, confirmed in full the decision passed by the FIFA Appeal Committee. CAS’s motivated arbitral award was notified to the parties on 4 December 2017.
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Irregular betting activity
 When ruling on the case, CAS took into particular consideration that shortly after the match, five different and internationally renowned betting monitoring companies (among them, in particular, FIFA’s current integrity partner, Sportradar) spontaneously, independently and simultaneously reported to FIFA that irregular betting activities had taken place during the Match, all of which were indicative of match manipulation.

 All reports concluded – and this was never disputed by Mr Lamptey – that during the first half of the match, there were movements of betting activities for the “overs” (a given total number of goals being scored) on the so-called “totals” live market that significantly deviated from the usual, mathematically calculated market developments. Therefore, all five betting operators deemed the betting activities witnessed during the match to be highly irregular and indicative of match manipulation, concluding that bettors held prior knowledge of the total number of goals that would be scored during the match.
 In this sense, CAS found that the deviation witnessed during the match from the expected and ordinary movement of the odds in the totals live market – which contradicted the mathematical calculated odds models – clearly demonstrated that bettors were in possession of information that the mathematical model did not have, and were confident that at least two goals would be scored in the match irrespective of the time that had elapsed.

Sporting analysis
 In addition to the suspicious betting activities, sporting analysis of the match was conducted. From a refereeing point of view, the analysis confirmed that Mr Lamptey clearly took two wrong decisions, which led to two goals being scored by South Africa at the end of the first half. In this regard, CAS concluded that it was clear that the wrong on-field decisions had been directly taken by Mr Lamptey.
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Background information on the decision relating to match official Joseph Odartei Lamptey

 The sporting analysis of the technical performance of the teams found that the match was generally uneventful (only one goal scoring opportunity before the first goal), which led the FIFA judicial bodies to conclude that none of the teams was involved in the manipulation of the result of the match. Mr Lamprey has never disputed this.

Connection between the irregular betting activity and the sporting analysis
 Suspicious betting activities reached their climax precisely when Mr Lamptey took the incorrect refereeing decisions between the 40th minute and the end of the first half. CAS found it significant that the match had been uneventful up to the moment when Mr Lamprey took the wrong decisions, that the deviation from the ordinary betting pattern occurred prior to those decisions, and that when the second goal of the match was scored, the market appeared to be satisfied, causing the live betting odds to return to the expected figures, because the expectations of at least two goals had been fully met.

 As a result, it was concluded that Mr Lamptey had intentionally taken two wrong decisions with the sole purpose of enabling a specific number of goals to be scored that would make the pertinent bets successful. CAS concluded that there was an obvious link between the wrong decisions and the deviation from the expected betting pattern, and consequently found Mr Lamprey guilty of having unlawfully influenced the result of the match.

 CAS had no doubt that the infringement at stake was a serious one, and considered it essential that sporting regulators demonstrate zero tolerance against all kinds of activities intended to influence the result of a match in a manner contrary to sporting ethics, and to impose sanctions sufficient to serve as an effective deterrent to people who might be tempted to consider involvement in such activities. Therefore, CAS found a lifetime ban from any football-related activities against the referee to be proportionate.

Conclusion
Mr Lamptey was not sanctioned due to an innocent mistake in his refereeing decisions or due to a poor performance. He was sanctioned because he was found guilty of taking intentional decisions with the sole purpose of facilitating a minimum number of goals in order to make certain bets successful, which is a direct and clear violation of art. 69 par. 1 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.

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Kudos to Senegal for spotting the irregularity. Surprised that Lamptey did not serve time for this

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Kudos to Senegal for spotting the irregularity. Surprised that Lamptey did not serve time for this


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You are reading something else into the FIFA report or I am missing something. I thought that FIFA acted, not on any protest by Senegal, but on reports from its own informers (betting operators), no? Thus, kudos should not be going to Senegal but to the betting operators who alerted FIFA on unusual betting volumes that was taking place and creating suspicion which was subsequently investigated.

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EII - I could be wrong but Senegal appealed the result after which FIFA did their investigation

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EII - I could be wrong but Senegal appealed the result after which FIFA did their investigation


FIFA's report above does not mention Senegal at all. It all came via intelligence from betting companies that work with FIFA. It is much more convincing that any claim that the referee merely made up a penalty call as such wrong calls occur in several matches. In this case the call coincided with major movement in betting and ensure a certain scoreline. Further, the referee could not explain himself when confronted with the evidence. Senegal could not have possibly had such level of information unless it had access to the amount of betting taking place.

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Kudos to Senegal for spotting the irregularity. Surprised that Lamptey did not serve time for this


Like kudos to Amadioha for shaming the devil?

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South Africa and Senegal have been ordered by Fifa to replay their 2018 World Cup qualifier which took place in November 2016.

This comes after a complaint was lodged over the overall performance of Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey on the day.



http://ewn.co.za/2016/11/22/caf-suspend ... ct-penalty

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The Senegalese Football Association appealed Lamptey’s decision to Caf following their loss, which has resulted in the Ghanaian official being suspended for three months, ruling him out of the Africa Cup of Nations in January and February.


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YUJAM wrote:
EII - I could be wrong but Senegal appealed the result after which FIFA did their investigation


FIFA's report above does not mention Senegal at all. It all came via intelligence from betting companies that work with FIFA. It is much more convincing that any claim that the referee merely made up a penalty call as such wrong calls occur in several matches. In this case the call coincided with major movement in betting and ensure a certain scoreline. Further, the referee could not explain himself when confronted with the evidence. Senegal could not have possibly had such level of information unless it had access to the amount of betting taking place.

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South Africa and Senegal have been ordered by Fifa to replay their 2018 World Cup qualifier which took place in November 2016.

This comes after a complaint was lodged over the overall performance of Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey on the day.



http://ewn.co.za/2016/11/22/caf-suspend ... ct-penalty

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The Senegalese Football Association appealed Lamptey’s decision to Caf following their loss, which has resulted in the Ghanaian official being suspended for three months, ruling him out of the Africa Cup of Nations in January and February.


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YUJAM wrote:
EII - I could be wrong but Senegal appealed the result after which FIFA did their investigation


FIFA's report above does not mention Senegal at all. It all came via intelligence from betting companies that work with FIFA. It is much more convincing that any claim that the referee merely made up a penalty call as such wrong calls occur in several matches. In this case the call coincided with major movement in betting and ensure a certain scoreline. Further, the referee could not explain himself when confronted with the evidence. Senegal could not have possibly had such level of information unless it had access to the amount of betting taking place.


Yujam,

But Senegal's appeal is no different from Zambia's appeal against us or other protests against what is perceived as being done wrong. However, if you read the FIFA text that i posted, it does not mention Senegal at all and it does not appear that Senegal's protest was important in FIFA's decision. It was based on reports from bettors that FIFA is working with in its bid to stamp out match fixing. Read the report and you will understand why FIFA carried out the investigation and why it did not require a protest from Senegal.

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Senegal's appeal prompted FIFA's investigation. My understanding of the chronology of events is

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that Senegal appealed on the day of the match


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CAF suspends Lamptey for three months in Nov if 2016 with the following statement:
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“Following the dispute and protest letter from the FSF on the refereeing of the match between South Africa and Senegal, CAF informs that its Referee Commission has decided to suspend referee Lamptey for three months. The latter being thus excluded from the next African Nations Cup in Gabon, because of his poor performance,” the SFF said in a statement.

(https://africanfootball.com/news/665884 ... ded-by-CAF)


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On 20 Mar 2017, FIFA bans Lamptey for life
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=201 ... 76513.html


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YUJAM wrote:
http://www.goal.com/en-my/news/fifa-orders-south-africa-and-senegal-to-replay-world-cup/4nhgnp01ljsc1spaf4b1baefy
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South Africa and Senegal have been ordered by Fifa to replay their 2018 World Cup qualifier which took place in November 2016.

This comes after a complaint was lodged over the overall performance of Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey on the day.



http://ewn.co.za/2016/11/22/caf-suspend ... ct-penalty

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The Senegalese Football Association appealed Lamptey’s decision to Caf following their loss, which has resulted in the Ghanaian official being suspended for three months, ruling him out of the Africa Cup of Nations in January and February.


Enugu II wrote:
YUJAM wrote:
EII - I could be wrong but Senegal appealed the result after which FIFA did their investigation


FIFA's report above does not mention Senegal at all. It all came via intelligence from betting companies that work with FIFA. It is much more convincing that any claim that the referee merely made up a penalty call as such wrong calls occur in several matches. In this case the call coincided with major movement in betting and ensure a certain scoreline. Further, the referee could not explain himself when confronted with the evidence. Senegal could not have possibly had such level of information unless it had access to the amount of betting taking place.


Yujam,

But Senegal's appeal is no different from Zambia's appeal against us or other protests against what is perceived as being done wrong. However, if you read the FIFA text that i posted, it does not mention Senegal at all and it does not appear that Senegal's protest was important in FIFA's decision. It was based on reports from bettors that FIFA is working with in its bid to stamp out match fixing. Read the report and you will understand why FIFA carried out the investigation and why it did not require a protest from Senegal.

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YUJAM wrote:
Senegal's appeal prompted FIFA's investigation. My understanding of the chronology of events is

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that Senegal appealed on the day of the match


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CAF suspends Lamptey for three months in Nov if 2016 with the following statement:
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“Following the dispute and protest letter from the FSF on the refereeing of the match between South Africa and Senegal, CAF informs that its Referee Commission has decided to suspend referee Lamptey for three months. The latter being thus excluded from the next African Nations Cup in Gabon, because of his poor performance,” the SFF said in a statement.

(https://africanfootball.com/news/665884 ... ded-by-CAF)


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On 20 Mar 2017, FIFA bans Lamptey for life
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=201 ... 76513.html


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YUJAM wrote:
http://www.goal.com/en-my/news/fifa-orders-south-africa-and-senegal-to-replay-world-cup/4nhgnp01ljsc1spaf4b1baefy
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South Africa and Senegal have been ordered by Fifa to replay their 2018 World Cup qualifier which took place in November 2016.

This comes after a complaint was lodged over the overall performance of Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey on the day.



http://ewn.co.za/2016/11/22/caf-suspend ... ct-penalty

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The Senegalese Football Association appealed Lamptey’s decision to Caf following their loss, which has resulted in the Ghanaian official being suspended for three months, ruling him out of the Africa Cup of Nations in January and February.


Enugu II wrote:
YUJAM wrote:
EII - I could be wrong but Senegal appealed the result after which FIFA did their investigation


FIFA's report above does not mention Senegal at all. It all came via intelligence from betting companies that work with FIFA. It is much more convincing that any claim that the referee merely made up a penalty call as such wrong calls occur in several matches. In this case the call coincided with major movement in betting and ensure a certain scoreline. Further, the referee could not explain himself when confronted with the evidence. Senegal could not have possibly had such level of information unless it had access to the amount of betting taking place.


Yujam,

But Senegal's appeal is no different from Zambia's appeal against us or other protests against what is perceived as being done wrong. However, if you read the FIFA text that i posted, it does not mention Senegal at all and it does not appear that Senegal's protest was important in FIFA's decision. It was based on reports from bettors that FIFA is working with in its bid to stamp out match fixing. Read the report and you will understand why FIFA carried out the investigation and why it did not require a protest from Senegal.



Yujam,

What was contained in Senegal's appeal? What did they claim?

The point is not when they filed an appeal but whether the content of such appeal is material to the decision taken by FIFA. That is what is important and I believe your kudos goes to the heart of that but unfortunately I do not believe it is material to FIFA's decision. It was not worth even a single mention in FIFA's decision.

Therefore, my sense is that without Senegal's appeal, Lamptey was banned. The crucial evidence is spelled out in the background to FIFA's decision which does not mention anything at all about Senegal's appeal. Thus, FIFA does not consider Senegal's appeal material to the decision it took on Lamptey. That should be clear enough. If it was material, then it certainly would have been mentioned by FIFA which outlined the background to the event and how it was alerted and its subsequent investigation.

If Senegal's appeal was simply based on the referee calling a non-existent penalty (without any evidence of match fixing), FIFA would have responded exactly the way it responded to Zambia's appeal i.e the referee's decision is simply final and the appeal will be thrown out. What is different in this case, however, is the betting companies coming up with irrefutable evidence of match fixing.

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Chief. Senegal reported the Lamptey matter to CAF and FIFA. CAF in its rationale for initially suspending Lamptey said it was because of Senegal's appeal. Clearly Senegal's appeal was detailed enough for CAF to suspend Lamptey before FIGA came up with its findings Do you believe FIFA was left out of the loop on this matter? Do you think the outcome would have been the same had Senegal left all of this to chance

On the ties to organized gambling all credit goes to FIFA for doing the extra leg work there.


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YUJAM wrote:
Senegal's appeal prompted FIFA's investigation. My understanding of the chronology of events is

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that Senegal appealed on the day of the match


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CAF suspends Lamptey for three months in Nov if 2016 with the following statement:
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“Following the dispute and protest letter from the FSF on the refereeing of the match between South Africa and Senegal, CAF informs that its Referee Commission has decided to suspend referee Lamptey for three months. The latter being thus excluded from the next African Nations Cup in Gabon, because of his poor performance,” the SFF said in a statement.

(https://africanfootball.com/news/665884 ... ded-by-CAF)


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On 20 Mar 2017, FIFA bans Lamptey for life
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=201 ... 76513.html


Enugu II wrote:
YUJAM wrote:
http://www.goal.com/en-my/news/fifa-orders-south-africa-and-senegal-to-replay-world-cup/4nhgnp01ljsc1spaf4b1baefy
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South Africa and Senegal have been ordered by Fifa to replay their 2018 World Cup qualifier which took place in November 2016.

This comes after a complaint was lodged over the overall performance of Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey on the day.



http://ewn.co.za/2016/11/22/caf-suspend ... ct-penalty

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The Senegalese Football Association appealed Lamptey’s decision to Caf following their loss, which has resulted in the Ghanaian official being suspended for three months, ruling him out of the Africa Cup of Nations in January and February.


Enugu II wrote:
YUJAM wrote:
EII - I could be wrong but Senegal appealed the result after which FIFA did their investigation


FIFA's report above does not mention Senegal at all. It all came via intelligence from betting companies that work with FIFA. It is much more convincing that any claim that the referee merely made up a penalty call as such wrong calls occur in several matches. In this case the call coincided with major movement in betting and ensure a certain scoreline. Further, the referee could not explain himself when confronted with the evidence. Senegal could not have possibly had such level of information unless it had access to the amount of betting taking place.


Yujam,

But Senegal's appeal is no different from Zambia's appeal against us or other protests against what is perceived as being done wrong. However, if you read the FIFA text that i posted, it does not mention Senegal at all and it does not appear that Senegal's protest was important in FIFA's decision. It was based on reports from bettors that FIFA is working with in its bid to stamp out match fixing. Read the report and you will understand why FIFA carried out the investigation and why it did not require a protest from Senegal.



Yujam,

What was contained in Senegal's appeal? What did they claim?

The point is not when they filed an appeal but whether the content of such appeal is material to the decision taken by FIFA. That is what is important and I believe your kudos goes to the heart of that but unfortunately I do not believe it is material to FIFA's decision. It was not worth even a single mention in FIFA's decision.

Therefore, my sense is that without Senegal's appeal, Lamptey was banned. The crucial evidence is spelled out in the background to FIFA's decision which does not mention anything at all about Senegal's appeal. Thus, FIFA does not consider Senegal's appeal material to the decision it took on Lamptey. That should be clear enough. If it was material, then it certainly would have been mentioned by FIFA which outlined the background to the event and how it was alerted and its subsequent investigation.

If Senegal's appeal was simply based on the referee calling a non-existent penalty (without any evidence of match fixing), FIFA would have responded exactly the way it responded to Zambia's appeal i.e the referee's decision is simply final and the appeal will be thrown out. What is different in this case, however, is the betting companies coming up with irrefutable evidence of match fixing.

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EII this article contains excerpts from Senegal's protest letter to FIFA and CAF.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.kickoff. ... -match/amp

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EII this article contains excerpts from Senegal's protest letter to FIFA and CAF.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.kickoff. ... -match/amp

Ok, this more like it. It certainly an appeal out of the ordinary and I can see how that would lead to suspension of Lamptey. This may have been reason for initial CAF decision but it does not appear to be the reason for his eventual ban given that FIFA does not mention it as material to their decision while giving all credit to betting companies. Why do you think FIFA failed to mention Senegal's appeal and instead focuses on betting alert?

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EII here is more. So looked like the bredda slipped through the radar for a while. The Senegal game appears to be what triggered a wider investigation of Lamptey whose dubious refereeing stretches back at least six years.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/coupler.fo ... 81b06e4c51

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EII this article contains excerpts from Senegal's protest letter to FIFA and CAF.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.kickoff. ... -match/amp

Ok, this more like it. It certainly an appeal out of the ordinary and I can see how that would lead to suspension of Lamptey. This may have been reason for initial CAF decision but it does not appear to be the reason for his eventual ban given that FIFA does not mention it as material to their decision while giving all credit to betting companies. Why do you think FIFA failed to mention Senegal's appeal and instead focuses on betting alert?

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Thanks for providing additional links. From those and from FIFA's decision, here is what I think.

1. Senegal's protest appears to be sole reason for CAF's action on account of incompetence. This is why a suspension was probably used as the evidence at the time was gross incompetence based on evidence put forward in the protest. Note that CAF did not take or request further action.

2. FIFA acted mostly on intelligence reports from betting companies that provided far reaching evidence that not only pointed to incompetence but also to fraud/match fixing. In this case, the hammer was used and result cancelled.

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Think it could have gone down a few different ways. Your view is feasible no doubt.
Here is my thinking on this one:
CAF and FIFA were notified at the same time. CAF suspended him to buy time while FIFA looked at the video. What they saw alarmed them so they investigated further and saw other matches that fit a pattern of dubious behavior from Lamptey. They even saw the behavior in African Champs League games which indicates collaboration with CAF. They then sought the help of gamblers no organizations to look into match fixing.

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Thanks for providing additional links. From those and from FIFA's decision, here is what I think.

1. Senegal's protest appears to be sole reason for CAF's action on account of incompetence. This is why a suspension was probably used as the evidence at the time was gross incompetence based on evidence put forward in the protest. Note that CAF did not take or request further action.

2. FIFA acted mostly on intelligence reports from betting companies that provided far reaching evidence that not only pointed to incompetence but also to fraud/match fixing. In this case, the hammer was used and result cancelled.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:25 pm 
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okay, Yujam of Serekunda and Enugu II :D !!the story get as e be! It is a well known fact in Ghana that his father, a former referee was found in a similar compromising situation few years ago :lol: ... like father,like son :laugh:

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This is still not fully convincing. Many worse poor PK decisions get given and there is no guarantee that it will be scored. They are not telling all the story.


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folem wrote:
This is still not fully convincing. Many worse poor PK decisions get given and there is no guarantee that it will be scored. They are not telling all the story.


Please read the full report.

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Bloody breda, look at his head. He's already taken his Kenke money so nothing the players say will change his cheating behaviour


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YUJAM wrote:
EII - I could be wrong but Senegal appealed the result after which FIFA did their investigation

... That was what I believe I heard before, or at the initial stages of this issue

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