The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has suspended Ghanaian referee, Joseph Odartey Lamptey for awarding a wrong penalty when South Africa defeated Senegal 2-1 in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Hlatshwayo struck the opener for the Bafana Bafana in the 43rd minute , after centre referee made a decision to the surprise of everybody when he awarded the hosts, South Africa a penalty.
Eleazar Rodgers’ header attempt hit Kalidou Koulibaly’s knee. Referee Joseph Lamptey, though, adjudged that the ball had struck the Napoli defender’s bandaged hand. For Hlatshwayo it mattered little as he duly stepped up to slam the ball into the back of the net despite Diallo guessing the right way.
Before Serero made it 2-0 on the stroke of half time break.
N’doye pulled one back for Senegal in the 76th minute, but they couldn’t stage a comeback.
CAF after reviewing the game has handed the controversial Ghanaian referee a three match ban.
A statement from CAF reads”offence: poor performance- Awarded a wrong penalty for handball despite the fact that the ball never touched the hand of the player.
“Sanction: 3 months suspension.”