SPORTS: Ghana FA calls in police amid match-fixing claims

By Jun23,2014

The Ghana Football Association has called for police to investigate two men over match-fixing claims.

The Daily Telegraph and Channel 4’s Dispatches programme allege a Ghanaian club official and a Fifa agent said they could arrange the rigging of matches involving the national team.

“We will seek strong sanctions if such claims are found to be true,” the GFA said in a statement.

None of the claims involve matches at the World Cup.


The GFA said in a statement that two men approached the organisation’s chairman offering to purchase the rights to friendly matches involving Ghana.

“They were subsequently asked to submit their proposal for consideration, which they did, and it was duly submitted to the legal committee of the GFA for perusal and advice,” the GFA said. 

“We wish to state that the GFA did not sign the contract as we waited for the response from the legal committee and that the two gentlemen did not make such corrupt offers to the GFA or its officials.”

The GFA said the matter had been reported to world governing body Fifa and the Confederation of African Football, and that a request has been made to the Ghana Police Service to investigate the two men.

Ghana are bottom of World Cup Group G after a draw and a defeat.


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