Tuesday, 22 December 2020 08:39

Referee Daniel Kwame Nsiah escapes ban; fined GHc 5,000 instead

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The Ethics Committee of the Ghana Football Association have handed a fined of GHc 5,000 to Referee Daniel Kwame Nsiah Barima for breaching Article 25.2 of the GFA code of conduct.

 
 

Daniel Kwame Nsiah has been in the game for so many years and is known very well for handling games in the national division one league

 
The centre-man was alleged to have acted as intermediary in a first division game between Kenyase Unity FC and Wa Suntaa FC, a clash which wasn't mend for him.
 
His offence was, he acted as a middle man to allow referees for that game Foster Bastious and one of his assistants Kingsley Asare to meet with President of Unity FC Mr. Richmond Osei who was willing to bribe the referees for favour in their game.
 
It is speculated that, despite the huge sums of money revealed, Referee Foster and his entourage rejected the amount and pledged to exhibit only fair officiating.
 
After thorough investigations and everything, the Ethics arrived at a conclusion that, Daniel Kwame Nsiah acted as an intermediary thereby breaching the Article 25.2 of the GFA statues which warrants a two year ban from all football activities and a GHc 5,000 fine.
 
But, he was rather handed the fine and was lucky to have escaped the two year ban due to his peaceful cooperation with the Committee during the investigation process.
 
Referee Daniel Kwame Nsiah now has 14 days to settle the fine and will have just a day to petition the Appeal's Committee if only he feels no guilty for the ruling.
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