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Lonestar Coach , Thomas Kojo ban for four games

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) have handed Liberia head coach Thomas Kojo a four-game touchline ban with immediate effect in competitions under its auspices.

Caf disciplinary board reached the decision at the under-17 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Tanzania on 24 April.

In a letter addressed to Liberia Football Association (LFA) secretary-general Isaac Montgomery on 15 May, Caf disciplinary board chairman Raymond Hack said the suspension relates to Kojo’s sending-off during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier away to DR Congo on 24 March.

The South African’s seated-board members were Djibouti’s Osman Yassin, vice-chairman, Burundian member Mustapha Samugabo and Caf head of disciplinary Amina Kassem.

In his instant match report, Senegalese referee Maguette N’Diaye said he sent-off Kojo in the 45th minute for “abusive language”.

And Hack’s committee found Kojo guilty of violating articles 82, 83.1 and 83.2 of Caf statutes and article 131 of Caf disciplinary code.

Liberia exhausted the 10-day statutory period to seek redress at Caf appeals board.

Kojo’s four-game ban begins with a 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier at home to Senegal on 26 July.

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