Ghana Football Association Executive Committee member (EXCO), Nana Oduro Sarfo has revealed that the president of the association Kurt Okraku has confided in him his readiness to go every length to ensure that whoever is involved in the alleged match-fixing between Ashgold and Inter Allies at Obuasi Len Clay Sports Stadium will be severely dealt with even if the person is his bosom friend.
The Ghanaian football community was left stunned this week when a viral video of Inter Allies captain Hashmin Musah did the rounds after scoring two own goals on purpose.
Inter Allies were trailing 5-0 against AshantiGold, when Musah came on to score two own goals to make the final result 7-0.
The player has since come out to explain to the media what was going on in his mind.
“After the game, my technical team commended me for spoiling the bet they had staked,” Musah told Kumasi FM, as reported by Citisportonline.
“I promised my coach that if he allows me to play from the bench, I will spoil the bet. And after the game, my team congratulated me. I heard it in our hotel that a bet had been made for a correct scoreline of 5-1 against my club Inter Allies. I decided to spoil that bet because I don’t condone betting.
The Ghana Football Association has given a due response, where there is confirmation of an investigation launch.
“The Ghana Football Association (GFA) wishes to inform all its members and the public that the Association has opened investigations into the Ghana Premier League Matchday 34 game played between Ashanti Gold SC and Inter Allies FC at the Len Clay stadium at Obuasi on Saturday, July 17, 2021,” the GFA said on Monday.
However, Nana Oduro Sarfo has hinted that GFA capo Kurt Okraku is ready to punish anyone who’s involved in the scandal if found guilty.
“I can tell you for a fact that the FA president is highly peeved about this scandal because it has the tendency to undermine all the good works of the current administration and he is prepared to go every length to bring the perpetrators of this disgraceful act to book irrespective of his relationship with the fellow,” he said in an interview with Kumasi-based Fox FM.
Kurt Okraku is in Morocco for meetings with CAF president Patrice Motsepe.