Kotoko’s new signing Lamptey could face five-year ban for match manipulation

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The youngster together with other players may not play football for the next five years if they fail to exonerate themselves from the match fixing allegations

Asante Kotoko midfielder Richmond Lamptey and Ashanti Gold player Isaac Opoku Agyemang have been charged by Ghana FA’s prosecutor for violating Article 34(5)(a) of the GFA Premier league regulations.

This comes after the infamous 7-0 scoreline that was recorded between Ashanti Gold and Inter Allies during a matchday 34 league game at the Len Clay Sports Stadium in Obuasi last season.

 
Lamptey, then with Inter Allies, has also been charged for breaching Article 26(1) and Article 26(2) of the GFA Code of Ethics and he is expected to file a defence latest by September 24 and should he be found guilty, he could be slapped with a five-year ban from football and its related activities.
 

Also, Inter Allies head coach Felix Aboagye, Team Manager Ruben Adjetey and a club official Joseph Boye Markwei have been charged for violating Article 11(2)(d) of the GFA Disciplinary Code and Article 34(5)(a) of the GFA Premier League regulations and are also expected to put up their defence.

 
Interestingly, Hashmin Musah of Inter Allies FC who scored two own goals during the game after coming on as a substitute and later revealed that he took those actions to destroy a plot by some people to have a correct scoreline of 5-0 against Allies.

Musah has been charged on four counts of misconduct for breaching Article 34(12), Article 34(5)(a), Article 34(6)(d) of the GFA Premier League Regulations and Article 11(2)(d) of the GFA Disciplinary Code.

Moreover, Danso Wiredu Mensah of Inter Allies FC and Seth Osei of Ashantigold have both been charged for violating Article 34(5)(a) of the GFA Premier League Regulations in respect of the match between their two clubs.

The GFA Prosecutor has also charged Samed Mohammed of Ashantigold SC on three counts of misconduct for a violation of Article 12(1)(b) of the GFA Disciplinary Code, Article 34(6)(d) and Article 34(5)(a) of the GFA Premier league regulations.

The above players and officials are all expected to submit their Statements of Defence to the charges on or before Friday, September 24 after which the GFA Disciplinary Committee will adjudicate their cases respectively and verdicts released later.

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