Senegal Football Federation vice president, Abdoulaye Sow, says they are excited with Fifa’s ban on Ghanaian referee Joseph Odartei Lamptey.
The 43-year-old was found guilty of manipulating match results after he awarded South Africa a ‘dubious penalty’ in November last year, which saw Senegal losing their World Cup qualifying game 2-1 to Bafana Bafana at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.
Although, Caf initially handed the immigration officer a three-month ban which prevented him from taking part in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations staged in Gabon, Fifa increased the punishment to a lifetime ban after reviewing games he has officiated since 2007.
“Today, there are many reasons to be happy about this decision on Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey that will be remembered as being significant but will also warn everybody that they are being watched,” Sow told BBC.
“All cheating and stealing in the game will be punished according to its gravity. Fifa has clearly struck a big blow and has promised in its decision to talk again about the match when the decision is final and binding,” he added.
Goal understands that following Fifa’s pronouncement on Monday, Ghana Immigration Service’s top hierarchy will set up a special committee to investigate Lamptey.
He could lose his job if his overall conduct is regarded as a bad image to the security services.