The President of the Ghana Football Association(GFA), Kurt E. S. Okraku has reiterated his outfit’s desire to punish persons involved in match-fixing in Ghana football.
Some players and officials of Ghana Premier League side Ashanti Gold SC and Division One League club Inter Allies are facing charges of match fixing following Ashgold’s controversial 7-0 win last season.
The GFA President, who has previously insisted that anyone found guilty would face justice, repeated this assurance in his interaction with the Inspector General of Police(IGP), COP George Akuffo Dampare, insisting that the perpetrators will be brought to book.
“In most recent times, match fixing has also reared its head in our football ecosystem,” Kurt Okraku said.
“Last year we had some bad incidents and I remember making my way here to meet the CID boss and I’m happy to say that we had a good engagement.
“Investigations are ongoing to ensure that people who joke with our businesses, people who go wayward are brought to book.” The GFA boss added.
Ashgold’s seemingly routine win over already-relegated Inter Allies last seaosn sparked controversy after footage of Allies’ Hasmin Musah scoring two deliberate own goals went viral.
The Inter Allies captain put two goals past his goalkeeper in the space of four minutes, with 12 minutes to play in the final match of the season.
The player in a subsequent interview Musah recealed that his technical team commended him for his actions after the game, claiming that he did what he did to spoil the activities persons who have allegedly placed a bet on the said game ending in a 5-1 scoreline.