AshantiGold have denied involving in a compromised match after videos of bizarre goals conceded by opponents Inter Allies last Saturday went viral.
The Miners’ 7-0 win in their last game of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League has come under the spotlight after footage of two own goals deliberately scored by Allies defender Hashmin Musah and a third controversial goal were shared on social media.
The defender has since claimed to have netted the own-goals to ruin a bet on the match allegedly by their opponents.
But AshantiGold have issued a statement denying the claims, insisting that their players scored “five great goals.”
The club said it had no idea why the Inter Allies defender scored two own goals with just 12 minutes to play.
“We take notice of the videos circulating in relation to our game against Inter Allies and wish to unequivocally disassociate [ourselves] from any wrongdoing.
“AshantiGold played competitively in the entire duration of the game, with our players scoring five great goals through hard work and team effort in the 15th, 26th, 42nd, 49th and 77th minutes respectively,” the club’s statement said.
“We have no idea as to why the opponents’ player scored two own goals”
🚨𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗦 𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗘 pic.twitter.com/iWwjXBGvo1
— Ashantigold SC (@AshantiGoldSC_) July 19, 2021
AshantiGold warned that any suggestions that the club were involved in any nefarious activities would be met with legal action.
Inter Allies were relegated prior to the weekend’s final round of matches while Ashgold would have been safe regardless of their result on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Football Association has launched an investigation into the incident and has notified the police to commence a criminal probe as well.