Aden Marwa Range (born 31 January 1977) is a football referee from Kenya.


Marwa has served as a FIFA referee since 2011. He is the first Kenyan football official to be involved in any FIFA competition,[citation needed] having featured in the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup. He was named as an assistant referee in the 2012 and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.[1][2] Marwa was named as a reserve official at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and an assistant referee at the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup.[3][4] He was included as CAF's assistant referee in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, where he served alongside Bakary Gassama, Jean-Claude Birumushahu and Malang Diedhiou.

2018 FIFA World Cup removalEdit

Marwa was due to officiate at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, but a week before the tournament was due to start, the BBC released an investigation conducted by a Ghanaian journalist which implicated Marwa in a bribery scandal. He was filmed receiving $600[5] US dollars before a previous game. He subsequently withdrew from the World Cup.[6]


  1. ^ "Referee Marwa flies Kenya flag at Nations Cup Finals". Daily Nation. Retrieved 2017-07-02.
  2. ^ "Aden Marwa Range - Profile and Statistics -". Retrieved 2017-07-02.
  3. ^ "Referees & Assistant referees for the 2014 FIFA World Cup" (PDF). 14 January 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  4. ^ (2016-11-14). "Match officials for the FIFA Club World Japan 2016 appointed". Retrieved 2017-07-02.
  5. ^ "Shock as Caf hands Kenyan referee life ban". Daily Nation. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  6. ^ "FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 - List of appointed match officials" (PDF). 27 April 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.