Ghanaian coach Prince Owusu has stated that he was not surprised about the life-time ban handed to FIFA referee Joseph Lamptey by FIFA.
Lamptey was given a life-time ban by world’s football governing body for manipulating the 2018 World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal played in November 2017.
He awarded a dubious penalty in the 43rd minute to the home side to break the deadlock.
Speaking to Odiasempa Kwame Oware on Happy FM’s Wamputu Sports, the soft-spoken Al Khartoum Watani gaffer narrated how referee J.O Lamptey blatantly robbed Tema Youth in a play-off match against Great Olympics at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
“I stood on the touch line for Tema Youth and watched J.O Lamptey robbed Tema Youth for Olympics. I was very sad for Ghana football that day so I was not surprised when J.O Lamptey was banned by FIFA. He deserved what he got,” Coach Prince said.
He further went ahead to praise the work done by Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Tiger PI in exposing the rot in Ghana football.
“Anas did a very good job. I was surprised at the kind of people I saw in the video. But it was needed to cleanse the game. Let’s get people who can run Ghana football to take charge now.”
By: Ibrahim Zibrilla