Ashgold, Inter Allies charged for match manipulation

BY: Bernard Neequaye
A scene from the Ashantigold and Inter Allies match
A scene from the Ashantigold and Inter Allies match

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has officially charged Premier League sides, Ashantigold SC and Inter Allies of misconduct for match manipulation in their final day league fixture.

Ashantigold and Inter Allies were found guilty of breaching Article 34(5)(a), Article 34(6)(d) of the association’s Premier League Regulations, 2019, and Article 18(1) of the GFA Disciplinary Code, 2019.

The two top flight sides allegedly played a match of convenience when Ashantigold thrashed Allies 5-1 at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium.

In a statement issued by the GFA, the association’s prosecutor found both clubs guilty of wrongdoing and have asked the duo to submit their statements of defence by Wednesday, September 22 after which the Disciplinary Committee will adjudicate their cases respectively.

“Ashantigold SC and Inter Allies FC have both been charged by the GFA Prosecutor on counts of misconduct for match manipulation in their 2020/21 Ghana Premier League Week 34 match played at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium on July 17, 2021.

“After investigations into the acts of misconduct, the GFA Prosecutor charged Ashantigold SC on three counts of misconduct for breaching Article 34(5)(a), Article 34(6)(d)  of the GFA Premier League Regulations, 2019, Article 18(1) of the GFA Disciplinary Code, 2019,” it read.

“Inter Allies FC have also been charged on two counts of misconduct for breaching Article 34(5)(a)  and Article 34(6)(d)  of the GFA Premier League Regulations, 2019.

“Both clubs are expected to submit their Statements of Defence to the charges on or before Wednesday, September 22 after which the GFA Disciplinary Committee will adjudicate their cases respectively.

“Some Players and Officials of both Clubs have also been charged,” the statement continued.