Janny Sikazwe suspended from all CAF games for corruption

By Staff Reporter

THE Confederation of African Football (CAF) has suspended Zambia’s top FIFA referee Janny Sikazwe for alleged corruption, violation of the confederation’s statutes, regulations and disciplinary code.

In a statement, chairman of CAF Disciplinary Board Raymond Hack said the decision was rendered on November 6, regarding Sikazwe’s behaviour during the match between Esperance Sportive of Tunisia and Club Desportivo 1 De Agosto of Angola which was played in the frame of the Total CAF Champions League, CL 2018.

Hack said after having thoroughly checked the elements presented regarding the violation of CAF regulations, particularly Article 82, 136 and 152 of the disciplinary code against Sikazwe, it was necessary to trigger disciplinary action.

“The chairman of CAF disciplinary board decides that there is ground to hold a hearing regarding allegations of corruption made against Janny Sikazwe. Janny Sikazwe is provisionary suspended from all football activities related to CAF pending a hearing before CAF disciplinary board,” said Hack.

He further advised that the decision can be contested before CAF Appeals committee in terms of Article 68 of the CAF disciplinary code.

“The party intending to appeal shall announce his intention in writing within two days of notification of the decision, if the last day of the time limit coincides with a public holiday in the country of residence, the time limit will expire the next day which is not a public holiday,” he said

He added that the appeal does not have a suspensive effect.