Former Inter Allies player Richmond Lamptey who currently plays as a midfielder for Asante Kotoko in the Ghana Premier League has been banned from football for 30-months after he was found guilty in the Match Manipulation and Match-Fixing Scandal between Inter Allies and Ashanti Gold.
On 17th July 2021, Ashantigold SC played Inter Allies FC in the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League Matchday 34 game at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium. After that, the match was fixed to fulfill a correct score of 5 goals to 1 in favor of Ashantigold SC.
match, there were several reports within the local and international football space.
The match eventually ended in 7 goals to 0 against Inter Allies FC.
According to the prosecution, on arriving at the match venue, players of Inter Allies FC heard the chant of the supporters, the 5 – 1 scoreline, much to their surprise.
Further, the Prosecution revealed that, during interrogation, Richmond Lamptey of Inter Allies FC stated that Seth Osei of Ashantigold SC called him at the entrance of their dressing room and asked him that “haven’t your bosses spoken to you?”.
The ban was put on the Porcupine player due to his relation to the match manipulation case.
He was also named as part of the complicit players on the Inter Allies team that fixed that match in July 2021.