Four Times Ghana Premier League Champions Ashantigold Demoted to Division Two Over Corruption Scandal

Four Times Ghana Premier League Champions Ashantigold Demoted to Division Two Over Corruption Scandal

  • Former Ghana Premier League champions Ashantigold have been demoted to the third-tier for their involvement in corruption
  • The Obuasi-based club will compete in the Division Two next season as punishment for their role in match manipulation against Inter Allies last season
  • Ashantigold are four times champions of Ghana and in the Football Association's quest to eradicate rot in the game found the club guilty of corruption

Ghana Premier League giants Ashantigold have been demoted to the second division of Ghanaian football after they were found guilty of match manipulation.

The Miners were punished for manipulating the final day clash between them and Inter Allies last season, where Hashim Musah awkwardly scored two bizarre own goals in the 7-0 defeat to Ashantigold.

The Ghana Football Association released their finding on Monday morning and have punished several players and management members for their role in the game.

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Ashantigold demoted to Division Two for match manipulation. Credit: @ghanafaofficial @442GH
Source: Twitter
"Ashantigold will be demoted to Division Two after being found guilty of Match Manipulation in their 2020/21 Ghana Premier League matchday 34 game against Inter Allies.
"The decision will take effect from 2022/23 season.
"Officials and players of the above mentioned teams have also been sanctioned."

Ashantigold president Dr Kweku Frimpong banned for ten years over match fixing

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ashantigold SC Chairman Kweku Frimpong has been slapped with a ten-year ban and fined GHC 100,000 for match manipulation.

Frimpong was found guilty on three counts of misconduct for match manipulation in their game against Inter Allies at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium on July 17, 2021. During the game, Inter Allies defender,

Hashmin Musah found his own net twice as relegated Allies lost 7-0 to Ashanti Gold.

Ghana Premier League hit with corruption scandal

The Ghana Premier League has been hit with a bribery scandal following alleged reports of match fixing in the game between Ashantigold and Inter Allies.

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The already relegated Inter Allies were thumped 7-0 on Saturday after defender Hashim Musah scored two unscrupulous own goals.

In a video circulating on social media posted by Kessben, sighted by YEN.com.gh, the goals conceded by Inter Allies were shocking, raising questions about the game.

Source: Sports Brief News