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Russia 2018: Famous Kenyan Referee Withdraws from Competition After Been Filmed Receiving Bribe (Video)

Renowned Kenyan referee Aden Marwa pulled out of the FIFA World Cup after he was filmed receiving a $ 600 bribe.

In a hidden camera report by BBC-sponsored journalist Anas Aremayaw Anas, the 41-year-old referee is seen receiving a bribe from a Ghanaian journalist who pretends to be an official of football at the African Nations Championship.

FIFA has confirmed that Marwa, who was to officiate as an assistant at the World Cup, gave up after the broadcast of the video.

“We hereby inform you that the assistant referee Adel Range Marwa has informed FIFA that he is resigning from his role as assistant referee at the next World Cup,” said the world football body in a statement.

Aden Marwa was the only Kenyan among the 18 African referees selected to officiate at the World Cup. He was to be the first Kenyan referee to participate in a World Cup finals following his participation in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in 2011.


Although Fifa’s rules prohibit referees from receiving more than one hundred bribes have been caught in the act by Anas Aremayaw’s team.

Aden Marwa has since denied all these allegations. However, FIFA said it asked its commission of inquiry and justice to shed light on the allegations.


Written by How Africa

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