Ghana Police boss exposes GFA: “No investigations have been done on AshGold vs Inter Allies match fixing scandal”

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The law enforcing agency’s boss has denied any measures taken by them or Ghana FA to bring perpetrators to book after the shameful match fixing scandal last season

Ghana Police’s CID boss Ken Yeboah has denied reports that there are ongoing investigations to punish perpetrators in the alleged Ghana Premier League match fixing scandal involving Ashanti Gold and Inter Allies.

Last season, Ashanti Gold hammered Allies 7-0 at the Len Clay Sports in Obuasi on July 17, 2021. After the game, reports were rife that a match of convenience was played especially since some of the goals were scored in a bizarre manner.

Allies captain Hashmin Musa who score two own goals confirmed that there predetermined scoreline of 5-0 and he intentionally scored two own goals to spoil it.

Ghana FA quickly released a statement that investigations are underway and those found guilty will be punished severely.

“Ashanti Gold 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,” the Ghana FA stated on its official website on Friday, September 17, 2021.

“After investigations into the acts of misconduct, the GFA Prosecutor charged Ashanti Gold 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.

However, according to CID boss Ken Yeboah in an interview with Angel FM Sports, no investigation has been done on the matter.

“The GFA only came to our HQ to report on an alleged match fixing in their league. “We told them we are ready to pick it up since it’s a criminal offence in their regulations but we asked that they write an official statement detailing clubs involved etc. They told us they’ll come back with the statement,” Yeboah began.

“We never heard from them again till today. We had been waiting to hear from them since they left our office after the verbal complaint. All we heard was that they had started another league season. They didn’t submit any report and there’s no way we could commence investigations,” he added.

Last weekend, there were allegations of match fixing after Eleven Wonders scored three late goals from penalties to defeat Bechem United 3-2 at the Ohene Ameyaw Park in Techiman.

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