Liberia’s Deputy Chief Football Referee Jerry Yekeh has been cleared of any wrongdoings by the Confederation of African Football (Caf).
The Confederation of African Football, (Caf) has been investigating the Liberian Fifa badged Referee after a video released by Ghanaian Journalist Anas A. Anas showed the Liberian referee in a room where monies were distributed to some match officials by the undercover journalist’s agents.
Following the release of the video in June, Caf handed down a provisional ban on Jerry Yekeh and ten Ghanaian referees, requesting them to undergo a Caf investigation.
Several of those that were placed on the provision ban was handed ten years ban and few, lifetime ban, but Jerry Yekeh was sent to appear before another panel.
The 38-year-old Liberian referee appealed recently before the Caf panel, but the panel saw no fault with him following their own background investigations.
The Liberian Referee appealed in the video but did not receive money in that video.Jerry Yeheh has repeatedly said he was innocent and was confident of been acquitted by Caf.
The Confederation of African Football concluded its investigation and announced that the Liberian Referee was free.
Reacting to the news on social media, Referee Yekeh said, ” I Give God the praise through His son Jesus Christ for His continue Blessing”.
With this, he’s likely to return to officiating in domestic league as the local referee body had been upholding the Caf provisional ban on Jerry Yekeh by not giving him an assignment to officiate local matches.