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Match-fixing Allegations: GFA Invites Albert Commey To Assist With Investigations |

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has invited Albert Commey to “assist with investigations” after the popular football administrator claimed that some Ghana Premier League final day games were fixed.

The AshantiGold Deputy Chief Executive accused several clubs, his own club and Hearts of Oak, of fixing their games. He claimed that the match between the Phobians and Real Tamale United, which ended 4-1 in favour of the latter, was fixed.

RTU entered the game desperate for three points. It was their only hope of avoiding relegation from the top flight and they recorded a shocking result to stay up.

He also claimed that the match between his AshantiGold and Bibiani GoldStars, in which Yaw Annor scored two goals to win the golden boot, was fixed.

“Ghana Premier League was competitive but wasn’t happy with the final day because there were lots of fixed games. RTU never won any match away. AshGold v Bibiani Gold Stars was fixed. Wonders v Aduana was fixed. King Faisal vs Legon Cities was fixed,” Commey reportedly said on Space FM.

“Normally when it gets to that time, clubs want to survive. FA doesn’t know about it. How do you think Hearts of Oak will lose by four goals? Did you watch them yesterday? We shouldn’t be hypocrites or we won’t progress. I’m a Hearts fan, I’m telling you.”

Things like this, according to the popular football administrator, will force football in the country to regress if not addressed.

“Let us not be hypocrites or else we wouldn’t move forward in Ghana football.

“I won’t blame the GFA on this, because teams do everything possible to stay in the league during the latter part of the league,” he stressed.

In reaction, the GFA said, “The GFA has invited Mr Albert Commey, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ashantigold SC to assist with investigations aimed at protecting the integrity of the game.”

“In an interview with Space FM, Mr Commey made comments in relation to match manipulation and betting activities by some Premier League clubs.”

“All cases of match manipulation and betting are contrary to the provisions of the GFA Code of Ethics 2019, GFA Premier League Regulations 2019 and the GFA Disciplinary Code 2019.”

“The GFA has reminded both officials that the FIFA and GFA Code of Ethics impose duties on participants in football to assist the Association and FIFA in eradicating such ills from the game- the Duty to Disclose and the Duty to Cooperate.”

“Mr Albert Commey Aryeetey is scheduled to meet the GFA on Friday, July 9, 2022, at 2 pm.”
 

Source: Ghanasoccernet.com

 

 

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