The Ghana Football Association has vowed investigate alledgations made by BA united Coach Mohammed Gargo that some of his charges are involved online betting and are motivated to influence the outcome of matches.
The newly appointed Coach of the Ghana Premier league side ,who sit rock bottom of the league made the allegations during his post match interview with JOY Sports after another home loss of to WA All stars. President of the Ghana FA Kwesi Nyantakyi confirms his outfit will move swiftly to address the situation.
“Betting is a very dangerous development that has crept into the fabric of football administration in Ghana.
” I have received some complaints from members of the Executive committee and well meaning people running football in Ghana.”
“We have taken the necessary steps to arrest this canker, which we believe if we don’t confront at this stage might go beyond our imagination.”
“The security services have been notified to bring all culprits to book” Nyantakyi added.
Betting is relatively in Ghana compared to Europe and even other parts of Africa .There are several sports betting agencies that operate in Ghana.
And almost switched into third gear when in March 2014, Supabets (one of the major betting companies in Ghana) got signed up as the latest sponsor of record Ghanaian champions Kumasi Asante Kotoko – in a three-year deal that would saw the Porcupine Warriors rake in a total of GH¢360,000 over the period. Even though Betting is legal in Ghana the FA is bent on regulating the relatively exciting adventure. Story by Ghana/Joy Sports/George Addo Jr.
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