CAF extend ban on former Togo soccer boss to life

05/09/2007
CAF extend ban on former Togo soccer boss to life

The Confederation of African Football banned former Togo FA president Avlessi Adaglo Tata for life on Tuesday after he was found guilty of trying to bribe a referee earlier this year.

CAF's appeal committee, meeting in Port Elizabeth, said it had decided to toughen an initial eight-year sanction handed down in July after rejecting his appeal.CAF found that Tata, who was elected president of the Togo FA earlier this year but has since been removed from office, provided money to the fourth official to pass on to the referee, Pa Abdou Sarr of Gambia, ahead of an African Under-17 qualifier between Togo and Tunisia in March.

Togo lost the match 3-0 but still qualified for the U-17 World Cup.

Atevi Cehivi Attivi Cessi, who was the fourth official, had acted as the go-between for the bribe, CAF said.

He had been banned for four years but CAF also extended his suspension to life on Tuesday. Referee Sarr had already been given a life ban.

The case is the first major prosecution of a senior football figure for corruption, amid regular claims of bribery in the African game.

 

Commentaires

Loading comments ...

Loading comments ...

IL NE FALLAIT PAS MANQUER

Voir plus loin

Santé

Le service d’ophtalmologie du CHU Sylvanus Olympio de Lomé a reçu vendredi de nouveaux équipements.

L'art descend dans la rue

Culture

Les commémorations du 57e anniversaire de l’indépendance ont pris fin vendredi avec l’inauguration d’une gigantesque fresque.

Prévenir la menace terroriste

Coopération

Des experts ouest-africains viennent de se réunir à Lomé dans le cadre du projet européen sûreté de l’aviation civile en Afrique.

Océans : sécurité et développement

Union Africaine

La session ministérielle du Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l’Union africaine (UA) s'est déroulée mardi à Addis Abeba.