AshantiGold President, CEO charged over match-fixing

BY: Maurice Quansah
AshantiGold President, Kwaku Frimpong

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) Prosecutor has charged the president of AshantiGold SC, Kwaku Frimpong, and the club's CEO, Emmanuel Frimpong, on three counts of misconduct for match manipulation in their 2020/21 Ghana Premier League match against Inter Allies at the Len Clay Stadium on July 17, 2021.

The two club officials were  charged for breaching Article 27(1) and 27(2) of the GFA Code of Ethics, Article 18(1) of the GFA Disciplinary Code and Article 34(5)(a) and 34(5)(b) of the GFA Premier League Regulations.

They 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.

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

Emmanuel Frimpong, CEO of AshantiGold

The two teams were accused of playing a match of convenience after viral social media footage showed what looked like two deliberate own goals scored by Inter Allies defender Hashmin Musah in the 7-0 win for the home side, AshantiGold.

The 24-year-old player came from the bench in the fixture at Obuasi’s Len Clay Stadium and twice put the ball into his own net within 12 minutes before being substituted just before full-time.

Later, Musah admitted in an interview that he deliberately scored two own goals in order to foil an attempt at match-fixing from his own team.