Hashmin Musah: Ghanaian Defender Charged with Match-Fixing After Scoring Two Own Goals

Hashmin Musah: Ghanaian Defender Charged with Match-Fixing After Scoring Two Own Goals

  • Hashmin Musah was introduced in the 78th minute as his side, Inter Allies, trailed Ashanti Gold 5-0
  • However, rather than help his team fight back, the defender deliberately netted twice past his own keeper as their opponents secured a huge 7-0 win
  • When asked about his performance, Musah claimed his decision to score the own goals was to foil a match-fixing
  • The Inter Allies ace is now staring at a lengthy football ban after Ghanaian FA initiating a probe into match-fixing claims

Hashmin Musah, a Ghanaian footballer, who recently shot to prominence for scoring two deliberate own goals has been charged with match-fixing.

Hashmin Musah while in action for Inter Allies. Twitter/@GhanaSoccernet.
Hashmin Musah was introduced in the 78th minute as his side, Inter Allies, trailed Ashanti Gold 5-0. Photo: Twitter/@GhanaSoccernet.
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Musah made headlines in July 2021 when he scored past his own goalkeeper on two occasions back-to-back against Ashanti Gold in the Ghanaian topflight league.

The defender was introduced as a substitute with 12 minutes left on the clock and his side, Inter Allies, trailing 5-0.

But rather than help his team fight back, Musah went on to score two deliberate own goals to ensure the match ends 7-0.

When asked about his shocking performance, the defender claimed he did it on purpose to make sure the game did not finish 5-1 - which was the scoreline placed in a bet.

"I heard it in our hotel that a bet had been made for a correct scoreline of 5-1 against my club Inter Allies," he told Kumasi FM per Goal.
"I decided to spoil that bet because I don't condone betting," the 24-year-old added.

However, Musah's deliberate move has now landed him in trouble having been charged with match-fixing.

SportBible reports the Inter Allies ace is among 18 players from both sets of the teams who have been charged with the offense by the Ghanaian FA.

BBC claims Musah is now staring at a lengthy ban from football for his conduct.

Samson Siasia banned by FIFA

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Samson Siasia was handed a ban by the world’s football governing body FIFA for allegedly breaching article 11 of the organization's Code of Ethics.

The body claims that the former Nigerian coach was found "guilty of having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches in violation of the Fifa Code of Ethics."

The manager who led Nigeria U20 and U23 teams to second-place finishes at the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup and the 2008 Beijing Olympics was also fined $51,000 (about N20million).

Siasia, 53, maintains his innocence from the allegation and has filed an appeal with the football body and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the ruling.

Source: Sports Brief News

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