Banned Ashantigold Player Defends Bizarre Own Goals Against Inter Allies, Claims Maguire Makes Same Mistakes

Banned Ashantigold Player Defends Bizarre Own Goals Against Inter Allies, Claims Maguire Makes Same Mistakes

  • Ashantigold midfielder Seth Osei has defended the own goals in the now declared 'manipulated' game against Inter Allies
  • Inter Allies midfielder Hashim Musah scored two bizarre own goals as Ashantigold won the game 7-0 in last season's final matchday clash
  • The Ghana Football Association after investigations declared the match was manipulated and has banned several players and officials including Seth Osei

Ashantigold midfielder Seth Osei has strongly rejected the Ghana Football Association's ruling of their game against Inter Allies.

The 2021/22 Ghana Premier League matchday 34 encounter between the Miners and Inter Allies was declared 'manipulated' after midfielder Hashim Nuhu blew the whistle of match fixing.

Hashim Nuhu, who together with Seth Osei have received bans from the GFA's Disciplinary Committee, scored two bizarre own goals to foil a fixed scoreline of 5-1.

Ashantigold, Seth Osei, Ghana Premier League, Harry Maguire
Seth Osei defends bizarre own goals, claims Harry Maguire makes same mistakes. Credit: @442GH Getty Images
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Seth Osei in his defence claims the two goals scored by Musah were normal in football, drawing comparisons with Manchester United captain Harry Maguire.

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"I can confirm that we played a competitive game against Inter Allies in Obuasi," he told Pure FM as quoted by Footballghana.com.
"Hashmin Musah decided to score two own goals and for me, it happens in football and I don't have any issue with that because Harry Maguire who is a top player has been scoring own goals.
"I am innocent of this scandal. I was never involved in this. It was a competitive game so why the ban?."

Seth Osei has been handed a 30-month ban for his role in manipulating and bringing the game in disrepute.

Ashantigold have been demoted to the third tier of Ghana football.

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Osei was billed to travel to Austria this month for his trial which would have lasted for a month following his impressive performance last season.

However, his European dream has hit a snag following yesterday's release from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) which slapped various degrees of sanctions on the culprits involved in the match-fixing scandal which surfaced after Ashgold played Inter Allies in last season's final league game.

Source: Sports Brief News