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.

 

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