AshantiGold SC deputy general Manager Mr. Alber Aryeetey Commey has retracted the comments he made against some Premier League clubs for match-fixing in the Ghana Premier League 2021/2022.
In an interview with Space FM in Sunyani, Albert Commey made comments about match-fixing and betting activities by some Premier League clubs.
Below is the full statement Mr. Albert Commey released sighted by Ghanasportspage.com:
“I have realized that the interview I granted to Space FM in Sunyani recently has generated a lot of controversy among the football fraternity, especially the clubs whose names I mentioned in the said interview”, Commey said in a portion of his statement.
“My intention for granting that interview was to contribute to the discourse of alleged match-fixing in the Ghana Premier League and the serious effects it causes to the football industry.
“Unfortunately, in doing so, I made sweeping statements which affected the sporting integrity of some clubs and some matches of the just-ended Premier League. I wish to say that in my attempt to forcefully relay my personal opinion about the wrongful impact of alleged match-fixing in the League, I rather made vexatious statements that some clubs have not been happy about.
“I wish to render an unqualified apology to the clubs whose names I mentioned in the interview and to say that I did not intend to tarnish their image or bring them into public ridicule.
“I also apologize unreservedly to the Ghana Football Association for making such unpleasant comments and hereby retract anything I said in the interview.
“I must admit that I have been unwell for the past three months and should have declined the interview because I was not in the right frame of mind to make dispassionate comments which I am known for.
“I deeply regret every word spewed out in the said interview and hereby render my sincerest apologies to whoever has been affected by my comments including the sporting public.”