Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey has been banned for life by Fifa for what it calls “match manipulation”.
The ban results from a penalty he awarded to South Africa in a 2-1 win over Senegal in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in November.
He penalized Kalidou Koulibaly for handball, but replays showed the ball hit his knee.
According to BBC Sports, Football’s world governing body says it will give more details “once the decision becomes final and binding”.
Lamptey can now appeal to Fifa and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.