Former international referee Ibrahim Chaibou has been banned for life after being found guilty of taking bribes, global soccer body FIFA said on Thursday.

Ibrahim Chaibou
Ibrahim Chaibou

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FIFA also fined Chaibu €177,000 ($226,000) and barred the 52-year-old from all soccer-related activity for life.

“Mr Chaibou has been banned for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level,” FIFA’s independent Ethics Committee said in a statement on Thursday.

Chaibou famously handed out several penalties in a 2010 friendly match between South Africa and Guatemala where gambling patterns sparked an official probe.

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