CAS decision on Lamptey is a landmark for FIFA in battle against match-fixing
Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey, banned for life by FIFA for match-fixing, has had his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) turned down. The CAS ruling and their published reasoning mark a significant landmark for FIFA and football’s federations in their battle against match-fixing and their ability to enforce judgements.
FIFA banned Lamptey for breaching art. 69 par 1 (unlawfully influencing match results) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code during the 2018 World Cup qualifying match between South Africa and Senegal on 12 November 2016.