MONROVIA, Montserrado – The head coach of the Liberia national team, Thomas Kojo, has been given a four-match ban by the Confederation of African Football for misconduct in Lone Star’s last African Cup of Nations qualifier away at D.R. Congo on March 24.
Kojo’s ban was confirmed by the Liberia Football Association via its Facebook page. According to the football house, the decision to ban Kojo was reached by CAF’s disciplinary committee in Tanzania during the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Liberia Football Association confirmed that the Kojo was banned based a post-match referee report, where Senegalese referee Maguette N’Diaye reported that he sent Kojo off in the 45th minute for profane language.
Against D.R. Congo, Kojo was seen walked off the pitch to the center referee, N’Diaye, right before the start of the first half. He then walked into the stands and was replaced by his deputy, Sam Chebli, as Liberia lost 1-0 and missed out the chance of qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Kojo’s four-game ban starts on July 26 when Liberia hosts Senegal in the first leg of the 2020 African Nations Championship qualifiers.
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