Kenyan linesman Aden Range Marwa exposed in documentary and will miss World Cup

A World Cup assistant referee has resigned from duty after being caught on camera taking a $600 cash payment.

Aden Range Marwa of Kenya had been due to work in Russia during this summer’s tournament but FIFA say he is no longer going.

He was exposed by undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, whose work has also resulted in Ghana dissolving its national football association.

GFA officials, including president Kwesi Nyantakyi, were shown taking kickbacks in the Anas documentary ‘When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm’.

FIFA have now passed details of Marwa’s case and others in the programme, which aired publicly for the first time on Wednesday, to its “investigatory and judicial bodies to follow up.”

Marwa received the cash in what appears to be a hotel room, with Anas claiming the incident happened during this year’s African Nations Championship in Morocco.

A teacher by profession, the Kenyan was an assistant referee for the final of that competition as host nation Morocco beat Nigeria 4-0 in Casablanca.

Marwa is the second World Cup match official implicated in corruption among more than 100 referees and assistants picked by FIFA in recent weeks.

The Saudi Arabian soccer federation banned referee Fahad Al Mirdasi for life after allegedly seeking a bribe to help a cup final team.

Marwa and Al Mirdasi both worked at the 2017 Confederations Cup, with Marwa officiating at the group game between Mexico and Russia and Al Mirdasi involved in three matches.

Nyantakyi has not commented on accusations made against GFA officials in Anas’ documentary, although the body has said it will cooperate with any investigation.

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