The top referee who has been flying the Zambian and African flags high has been handed a reprieve by the CAF Disciplinary Committee.
“After having thoroughly checked the elements presented to them regarding the violation by Mr Janny Sikazwe of CAF Regulations, in particular Arts. 82, 136, 152, of the CAF Disciplinary Code: The Disciplinary Board decided that there is no sufficient evidence to implicate the involvement of Mr. Janny Sikazwe regarding the allegations of corruption made against him. Therefore the Disciplinary Board decides: The provisional suspension of Mr. Janny Sikazwe is lifted,” states correspondence from CAF.
Sikazwe was suspended following corruption allegations – in violation of CAF Regulations Articles 82, 136 and 152 of the CAF disciplinary code – raised by Angolan outfit Primeiro de Agosto in their 2018 CAF Champions League semi-final, second leg match with eventual champions Esperance de Tunis.
Sikazwe officiated at the FIFA World Cup in Russia in 2018 making history as he became the first Zambian to achieve that feat,