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After being found guilty of match tampering, Ghana Premier Competition team Ashantigold Sporting Club has been demoted to Division Two, Ghana’s third-tier league.
The case concerns a Ghana Premier League match in which Ashantigold defeated Inter Allies 7-0 at the end of the 2020/2021 season.
Hashmin Musah, an Allies player, scored two own goals and later claimed that he did it to sabotage a bet on the game.
Dr. Kwaku Frimpong, the club’s President, and his son, Emmanuel Frimpong, the club’s Chief Executive Officer, have also been banned from football for ten and eight years, respectively.
After being found guilty of match manipulation, eight of the club’s players were given two-year bans, while another five were given four-year bans for failing to appear before the GFA’s Disciplinary Committee.
Furthermore, the club was fined Ghs 100,000, the President was fined Ghs 100,000, and the CEO was fined Ghs 50,000.
The decision will be implemented beginning in the 2022/2023 season.
The whole ruling can be seen here.