AshantiGold demoted to Division Two for match manipulation

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is expected to demote AshantiGold Soccer Club from the Premier League to Division Two after the club was found guilty of match manipulation.

The Obuasi-based club is suspected of tampering with the outcome of their 2020/21 league game versus Inter Allies last season. When Ashantigold defeated Allies 7-0 at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium on Matchday 34, the two teams allegedly played a game of convenience.

After nearly a year of investigation, the Ghana Football Association’s disciplinary committee has issued a decision. The Ghana FA issued the following statement: “AshantiGold will be demoted to Division Two after being adjudged Guilty of Match in their 2020/21 Ghana Premier League Matchday 34 clash against Inter Allies FC.

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“The decision takes effect from the 2022/23 league season.”

“At the end of the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League season, Ashantigold SC shall be demoted to the Division Two League in accordance with Article 6(3)(h) of the GFA Disciplinary Code 2019,” a section of the ruling said.

A fine of GHc100,000.00 is imposed on Ashantigold SC in accordance with Article 6(1)(c) and Article 6(4) of the GFA Disciplinary Code 2019,” it added.

Read the full verdict from the Ghana Football Association below:


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