2022-05-16 Ghana Premier League
Inter Allies demoted to Division Two for match manipulation
Inter Allies Football Club has been demoted to the second division of the Ghanaian footballing pyramid after being found guilty of match manipulation.
The decision was announced by the Ghana FA’s Disciplinary Committee on Monday after the conclusion of investigation into last season’s final day clash between AshGold and Inter Allies at the Len Clay Stadium.
The match in question ended 7-0 in favour of AshGold with Inter Allies defender, Hashmin Musah scoring two own goals in the process.
However, after the encounter, Musah, admitted in a radio interview that his own goals were scored deliberately to scupper a 5-1 bet that some people had placed on the match.
The GFA announced that the club was charged on two counts and it would be sent to Division Two at the end of the current Division One season. They dropped into the division after the were relegated from the Ghana Premier League last season.
In addition to the demotion, Inter Allies are to pay a fine of GHS 100, 000 in accordance with the GFA’s Disciplinary Code.
Their head coach, Felix Aboagye and team manager, Reuben Adjetey, would be banned for 24 months from all football-related activity.
Four players were handed 24-month bans as part of the sanctions from the GFA. Kotoko’s Richmond Lamptey was given a 30-month ban from football because he played for Inter Allies as of the time of the said incident.
Hashmin Musah was also punished but he was given a shorter 6-month ban for throwing light on the incident and he was also warned to inform the GFA’s Integrity Hotline in future if he has wind of such unscrupulous arrangements.
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