Kenyan referee sacked by FIFA for receiving $600 bribe

Aden Marwa was the Kenyan FIFA assistant referee captured in a video by an investigative Ghanaian journalist Anas Anas on BBC Africa receiving a bribe of $600.

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He has since been requested by the world Football governing body to resign from his position as an assistant referee at the coming 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Marwa was one of the linesmen set to officiate in Russia before the BBC aired an expose that saw the celebrated Kenyan blower allegedly receiving a bribe Sh60, 000 before a match.

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According to reports, Marwa, a Mathematics and Chemistry teacher at Komotobo Secondary school in Migori County, was approached by a journalist posing as a Ghanaian football official during the African National Championship.

After receiving the paltry sum in bribe, Marwa forfeited at least Sh2.5 million for appearing at the World Cup in addition to Sh200, 000 per game officiated after FIFA confirmed that the referee will not be travelling to Russia.

Marwa, 41, first featured in the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup and was among the only four other referees picked from Africa to officiate in the world biggest football extravaganza that is set to kick-off on June 14 to July 15.

It is against the FIFA code of conduct for any match official or officials to accept a bribe.

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