Breaking: Ash Gold fined 100K, demoted to Div. 2 league over match fixing scandal

The Ashanti Gold Sporting Club has been fined GHC100,000 and demoted to the Division 2 league over match fixing scandal.

The Club Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Kwaku Frimpong (Champion) has also been banned from football related activities for 10 years.

The Ghana Football Association in September last year charged Ashanti Gold and Inter Allies on multiple accounts of match manipulation.

The two clubs were accused of allegedly fixing their Ghana Premier League match-day 34 encounter last season.

Both teams were investigated by the Ghana Police Service.

The fateful match saw Ashanti Gold run away with a 7-0 win involving two own goals, with viral post-match footage on social media showing what were described as “cheap goals”.

Later, Inter Allies defender Hashmin Musah, who came into the game as a second-half substitute and netted two own goals, confessed to deliberately putting the ball behind his own goalkeeper with intentions of foiling what he suspected was a standing, fixed 5-0 scoreline.

The GFA is yet to release its judgment on Inter Allies football club.

Ashanti Gold SC is the third force football club in the Ghana Premier League. The Club has won 4 premier league titles, being the closest competitor to the Kumasi Asante Kotoko Sporting Club and the Accra Hearts of Oak who have 23 and 21 league titles respectively.

Read the full details of the judgement on the Ashanti Gold Club below.

Source: Alishia Yeboah/Pure FM/ 2022

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