BBC Africa created a documentary highlighting corruption in African soccer and they found some damning evidence. In one clip, World Cup assistant referee Adel Range Marwa took a $600 gift and it was recorded on camera.
Almost one hundred football officials across West Africa and Kenya have been caught on camera accepting cash in a sting operation. It’s part of a two-year long undercover investigation by controversial Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas. BBC Africa Eye has had exclusive access to the footage for their latest documentary.
Marwa, a Kenyan referee, has since resigned and will no longer be officiating in the World Cup.
There were dozens of other African soccer officials who were caught taking gifts but the news surrounding Marwa is significant considering the World Cup is just days away.