Ghana Premier League Club President Banned For Ten Years Over Match Fixing

Ghana Premier League Club President Banned For Ten Years Over Match Fixing

  • Ashantigold FC President Kweku Frimpong has been banned for ten years over his involvement for match manipulation
  • Kweku Frimpong's club 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 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.

Kweku Frimpong, Ashantigold FC, Ghana Premier League
Ashantigold FC President Kweku Frimpong has been banned for ten years over match-fixing scandal. Credit: @ghanaballers
Source: Twitter

However, in a statement released on Monday morning, Ashantigold bankroller Frimpong had collaborated with an official of Inter Allies to fix the game for a correct scoreline of 5-1.

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According to the statement, Frimpong paid Nii Amoah Ghs 10,000, based on mobile money records obtained by the prosecution.

Ghana FA Statement on Kweku Frimpong

"Dr. Kwaku Frimpong, President of Ashantigold SC was charged for breaching Article 27(1)(2) of the GFA Code of Ethics 2019; Article 18(1) of the GFA Disciplinary Code, 2019, and Article 34(5)(a)(b) of the GFA Premier League Regulations 2019," wrote an FA statement.

The decision will take effect at the beginning of the 2022/23 Ghana football season.

Ashantigold Demoted to Division Two Over Corruption Scandal

Sports Brief earlier reported that the 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.

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

Source: Sports Brief News