Ghanaian club AshantiGold SC has commenced a legal tussle with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) following their demotion from the country’s top-tier competition.
AshantiGold SC and Inter Allies were demoted to the third-tier league by the Ghana FA after both clubs were found guilty for engaging in match manipulation in the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League season.
Players, Coaches and some officials of the two above-mentioned clubs were handed bans by the Ghana Football Association’s Disciplinary Committee for their involvement in a match fixing scandal.
The Ghana Football Association’s Disciplinary Committee decision relates to a Ghana Premier League game played at the end of the 2020/21 season when Ashantigold beat Inter Allies by 7-0.
An Inter Allies player, Hashmin Musah, scored two own goals and later admitted his action was to spoil a bet placed on the said game.
Earlier this month, Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) temporary lifted respective bans placed on twenty-two (22) players from the two clubs.