Ghana league full of match-fixing – SWAG boss

Sports News of Friday, 8 January 2016


Kwabena Yeboah Sports JournalistKwabena Yeboah

The president of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG), Kwabena Yeboah, wants the Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi to investigate the possible existence of match-fixing in the Premier League.

Though there was no evidence presented against clubs, reports say relegated BA United betted away their fortunes by playing matches of convenience while it has also been rumoured that some top officials of the GFA influenced the relegation of Heart of Lions and Great Olympics.

The veteran commentator believes the Premier League is a rotten competition with predetermined matches.

“Nyantakyi I thought started brilliantly and he’s done things previous leaders never achieved. Going to the World Cup on three occasions is a massive achievement and the fact that the Under-20 won the World Cup (in 2009) was also a massive achievement,” Yeboah told Starr Sports.

“Unfortunately in the last few years, a lot appears to be going wrong and unless something drastic happens, then I don’t know. The issue of matches of convenience (must be looked at). It is very convenient for administrators to play the ostrich and pretend everything is fine,” he claimed.

“Those of us with roots in football know that everything is not fine. If I want to be uncharitable I would tell you that our league can be very filthy.

“It’s rotten. There are too many matches that are predetermined and easy for the GFA to tell you to bring the evidence. But, if you have the eyes you can see,” he added.