Thirteen (13) players of Inter Allies who featured against Ashantigold in the matchday 34 in the 2020/2021 season have been handed various bans for their roles in the match fixing scandal.

The action relates to a Ghana Premier League game at the end of the 2020/2021 season when Ashantigold beat Inter Allies by 7-0.

An Allies player, Hashmin Musah, scored two own goals and later admitted his action was to spoil a bet placed on the said game.

Four players, namely; Mohammed Zakari, Richard Acquaah, Shaibu Taufiq and Felix Abuska have each received 24 month bans for their involvement in the said game.

Five others; Danso Wiredu Mensah (goalkeeper), Alex Aso, Abdul Kadir Mohammed, Isah Ali – Player, Andy Okpe, were also banned for failing to appear before the GFA’s Disciplinary Committee, also received 24 month bans.

Hashmin Musah, who scored two intentional own goals to scupper the fixed result was handed a reduced 6-month ban for his whistle blower role, while Richmond Lamptey, who now plays for Asante Kotoko, was given a 30-month ban for attempting to stake a bet on the fixed result.

The match in question ended 7-0 in favour of AshGold with Inter Allies defender, Hashmin Musah scoring two own goals in the process.

However, after the encounter, Musah, admitted in a radio interview that his own goals were scored deliberately to scupper a 5-1 bet that some people had placed on the match.

Both clubs have since been demoted to Ghana’s Division Two, the country’s 3rd tier league, and each fined Ghs 100,000.

Source: Modern Ghana

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