Mr. Solomon Yamoah, a retired Ghanaian referee, has stated that one of his biggest regrets in life is not accepting a $50,000 bribe from Sierra Leone years ago.
Mr. Yamoah disclosed in a conversation on Asempa FM that he was appointed by CAF to officiate an Afcon qualifier between Sierra Leone and Congo.
He added that Sierra Leon wanted to win the game so bad that they approached him and his assistant to rule the game in their favor for a fee of $50,000.
The former FIFA certified referee said he refused the offer saying “Ghanaian referees don’t take a bribe.”.
“The amount was so huge in those days but we told them that Ghanaian referees don’t take a bribe. The Sierra Leoneans were so focused on winning through any means possible,”he was quoted to have said.
Mr. Yamoah, who now serve as the assistant Referees Manager for Eastern Regional Football Association, says he sometimes regret not accepting the bribe because it would have made him a better person financially.