Solomon Yamoah- assistant referees Manager for the Eastern Regional Football Association, says he regrets not accepting a $50,000 bribe offered him in Sierra Leone when he refereed an Afcon qualifiers game.
The retired FIFA referee was appointed by CAF to handle an Afcon qualifier between Sierra Leone and Congo.
According to him, a night before the game, he and his assistants were approached by some men who offered to give them $50,000 to officiate in favour of the home team.
Mr. Yamoah said he refused to accept the offer despite the money being huge.
“The amount was so huge in those days but we told them that Ghanaian referees don’t take a bribe,” he told Asempa FM.
“The Sierra Leoneans were so focused on winning through any means possible,” he added.