The two clubs stand the chance of being demoted to lower divisions after they were suspected and charged of playing match of convenience
Ghana Premier League side Ashanti Gold have been charged on three counts following their matchday 34 game against Inter Allies in Obuasi in July.
After a hearing by Ghana FA’s disciplinary committee, the two clubs stand the chance of demotion and further face a five year ban for manipulation of match results.
One Inter Allies player deliberately scored two own goals and later argued that he did that to prevent match of convenience after hearing that the game will end 5-0. His two goals sent the scoreline to 7-0 after 90 minutes.
“Ashantigold SC and Inter Allies FC have both been charged by the GFA Prosecutor on counts of misconduct for match manipulation in their 2020/21 Ghana Premier League Week 34 match played at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium on July 17, 2021,” Ghana FA statement read.
“After investigations into the acts of misconduct, the GFA Prosecutor charged Ashantigold SC on three counts of misconduct for breaching Article 34(5)(a), Article 34(6)(d) of the GFA Premier League Regulations, 2019, Article 18(1) of the GFA Disciplinary Code, 2019.
“Inter Allies FC have also been charged on two counts of misconduct for breaching Article 34(5)(a) and Article 34(6)(d) of the GFA Premier League Regulations, 2019.
“Both Clubs are expected to submit their Statements of Defence to the charges on or before Wednesday, September 22 after which the GFA Disciplinary Committee will adjudicate their cases respectively.
Some Players and Officials of both Clubs have also been charged,” the statement added.
If both clubs are found guilty, the minimum sanctions for them are five year ban and demotion to the nearest lower league as well as a fine of 100,000 cedis.