Latest news in the Ghanaian football fraternity has it that the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) has removed the 30-month ban placed on Kotoko’s Richmond Lamptey by the Ghana Football Association.
In May this year, Lamptey was handed a 30-month ban from all football-related activities over his involvement in the Ashanti Gold vs Inter Allies match-fixing scandal in the 2020/21 season.
The 25-year-old was on the books of Inter Allies at the time and was part of the players who featured in the controversial 7-0 defeat to Ashanti Gold in that fixture.
A ruling by the Ghana Football Association’s (GFA) Disciplinary Committee on the issue said Lamptey’s sanction was supposed to take effect from next season.
The stylish midfielder has been set free to bounce back on the pitch for the Porcupine Warriors in the upcoming season following an appeal filed by his club, Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
The Deputy President of the Appeals Arbitration Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sports ruling in camera, decides that:
- The application for provisional measures filed by Richmond Lamptey on 2 August, 2022 in the matter CAS 2022/A/9076 Richmond Lamptey v. Ghana Football Association is granted.
- The decision rendered by the Ghana Football Association’s Appeals Committee on 13 July, 2023 is stayed.
- The suspension imposed on Mr. Richmond Lamptey are lifted with immediate effect.
- The costs of the present order shall be determined in the final award or in any other final disposition of this arbitration.