Three years ban: GFA bans agent for matching fixing scandal

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) have banned Chris Forsythe, the FIFA agent at the centre of the match fixing scandal that rocked the FA for three years.

His accomplice, Obed Nketiah has also been warned by the Ethics Committee of the GFA.

The GFA delivered its on ruling Thursday after months of investigations.

An undercover investigation carried out by British newspaper, The Telegraph and Channel 4 uncovered videos of Chris Forsythe and Obed Nketiah, the bank roller of Ghana Premier league side Berekum Chelsea bragging about their ability to employ corrupt officials who could rig friendly games played by the Black Stars.

Chris Forsythe went on to say in the video that match fixing was a common phenomenon in modern day football and that he was capable of even fixing matches between Ghana and British teams.

‘The referees can change the matches every time .Even in England it does happen,’ he said.

 Both gentlemen [Mr. Forsythe and Mr Nketiah] also set up a meeting with the President of the GFA Kwesi Nyantakyi in Miami during the Black Stars pre 2014 World Cup friendlies to discuss sponsoring the team’s games.

The GFA upon reporting the incident to FIFA was directed to handle the case locally but they could refer to FIFA in case they failed to find a resolution to the matter.

After months of investigations the Ethics Committee of the GFA noted that: ‘Mr. Forsythe had been unethical and asked for his FIFA player license to be revoked forthwith. He is also been banned from organizing or involving himself in any football matches at any level for three years and has also been disqualified from holding any executive position in any club for three years.’

On the other hand, Obed Nketia has been reprimanded to serve as a deterrent to people who may be tempted to drift along the path of ethical depravity. He has further been banned from holding any executive position on the Ghana Football Association or any of its sub-committees for two years.’

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