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Number 12: Details of football officials busted in west, central, southern African countries

After exposés sanitizing football administration in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria, Tiger eye PI and Anas Aremeyaw Anas have released supplementary videos exposing corruption and bribery in football in 15 other African countries.

The videos which are going public for the first time have already been made available to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and individual countries Football Associations.

The videos are being released as part of Tiger Eye PIs mantra of naming, shaming and jailing of corrupt people in society. It is also to deepen CAF president’s commitment to fight against corruption in African football. It will be recalled that following the showing of Number12 and betraying the Game by BBC World Service, Ahmad Ahmad told the BBC “We have started to fight corruption and have changed many rules”.

Madagascar: In the huge island nation off the southeast coast of Africa, Malagasy association football referee Hamada Nampiandraza took $2,800 from fake football agents to officiate in favour of their team in the CAF 2018 Champions League in Ghana.

Sierra Leone: FIFA and CAF certified Sierra Leonean referee, Billy Konneh took $ 500 from fake football agents to officiate in favour of their team in the 2017 West African Football Union (WAFU) tournament.

Côte d’Ivoire: In Ivory Coast, we caught four (4) FIFA accredited referees namely; Dennis Dembélé, Tan Marius Donatien, Bi Vélère Gouho and Coulibally Abu engaging in corruption and conflict of interest contrary to Fifa and CAF code of ethics.

The four were part of officials who took part in the CAF 2018 Champions League in Ghana. The four took $ 800 each from journalists pretending as football agents to officiate in favour of their team. Dennis Dembele has been banned for 6 years from all football related activities by CAF and the rest banned for 2 years.

Senegal: Senegalese referee David Daouda Gueye took $ 500 from fake football agents to officiate in favour of their team in the 2017 West African Football Union (WAFU) tournament. He has already been suspended by CAF awaiting outcome of investigations.

Togo: In the case of Togolese referee Bebou Yanissou, he took $500 from fake football agents to officiate in favour of their team in the 2017 West African Football Union (WAFU) tournament.

Democratic Republic of Congo: In Congo, four referees were caught engaging in bribery and corruption as well as conflict of interest. They are Fitial Charel Just Kokolo, Blaise Boutamba, Yamba Armand Gildas and Messie Jessie Oved Nkounkou Mvoutou. The four took $ 800 each from journalists pretending as football agents to officiate in favour of their team in the in the CAF 2018 Champions League in Ghana.

Niger: Assistant referee Maman Raja Abba Malan Ouseini took $500 from fake football agents to officiate in favour of their team in the 2017 West African Football Union (WAFU) tournament. CAF in July handed him a 5-year ban from all CAF related football activities.

Liberia: FIFA badge referee Jerry Yekeh took $500 from fake football agents to officiate in favour of their team in the 2017 West African Football Union (WAFU) tournament. He has provisionally be banned by CAF and the Liberian Football Referees Association pending investigations.

Gambia: Gambian referee Ebrima Jallow also took $500 from fake football agents to officiate in favour of their team in the 2017 West African Football Union (WAFU) tournament. (CAF) has since banned him Gambian for 10 years after concluding with investigations.

Mauritania. Mauritanian assistant referee Boubou Cheikhna Demba also took $ 500 from fake football agents to officiate in favour of their team in the 2017 West African Football Union (WAFU) tournament. Demba Boubou has been banned for 5 years by CAF.

Benin: Referee Aboudou Razak Bello from Benin took $ 500 from fake football agents to officiate in favour of their team in the 2017 West African Football Union (WAFU) tournament. He has been provisionally suspended pending their appearance in front of the next meeting of the Disciplinary Board of CAF.

Burkina Faso: Referee Boukari Ouedraogo took $ 500 from fake football agents to officiate in favour of their team in the 2017 West African Football Union (WAFU) tournament. He has been banned by CAF for 5 years.

Guinea Bissau: Referee Adento Maria Barbosa da Silva of Guinea Bissau also took $ 500 from fake football agents to officiate in favour of their team in the 2017 West African Football Union (WAFU) tournament contrary to FIFA/CAF code of ethics on corruption and conflict of interest.

Mali: Assistant referee Moriba Diakite took $500 from fake football agents to officiate in favour of their team in the 2017 West African Football Union (WAFU) tournament contrary to FIFA/CAF code of ethics on corruption and conflict of interest. He has been banned for 5 years by CAF.

Guinea: Referee Baba Leno of Guinea took took $500 from fake football agents to officiate in favour of their team in the 2017 West African Football Union (WAFU) tournament. He has been provisionally suspended pending their appearance in front of the next meeting of the Disciplinary Board of CAF.

Having committed faults, bribes and corruption, conflicts of interest, request and receipt of gifts and other benefits as well as violation of fiduciary duties to the Ivorian Football Federation, CAF / FIFA contrary to Articles 21, 19, and 15 of the FIFA Code of Ethics when they officiated matches in CAF 2018 Champions League in Ghana. These have been revealed by concrete facts, captured on audio-visual recordings.

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