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Police Probe for Ghanaian Referees Captured in Video Accepting Bribe

Ghanaian referees filmed taking what looks like bribe are due to be investigated by police in Accra.

A dozen Ghanaian arbiters were seen in a footage taking cash from undercover reporters posing as football officials even before start of the game.

The video, dubbed Number 12, compiled by controversial Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas went viral unraveling the length at which corruption has rocked the African game.

The referees took sums as low as $42 with some given sheep, goats and other foodies by the undercover agents to influence outcome of matches.

Names of the suspended whistle-men to face probing by police have not been divulged.

The investigation by police is expected to become the first step towards start of a court hearing.

Confederation of African Football under pressure to save face with its arbiters embroiled in the scandal, opted to come heavy at referees mentioned in the footage.

This week alone, it has slapped a 10-year suspension on eight referees, all Ghanaians.

In another development, affiliate club owners in Accra are drumming up support to pass a vote of no confidence on the current Ghanaian FA for failing ‘to show leadership’ in the wake of the Anas video implicating the association’s top brass who has since resigned.

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