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Richmond Lamptey, Opoku Agyemang, Seth Osei among SIX PLAYERS charged for participating in match of convenience

Three players each from AshantiGold and Inter Allies have been officially charged in relation to investigations into the suspected manipulation of a Ghana Premier League match between the two clubs which ended 7-0 on July 17, 2021.

The GFA has been probing the controversial final day fixture of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League at Len Clay Stadium which saw Allies defender Hashmin Musah ridiculously scoring two own goals and later claiming he did so to spoil the opponent’s arranged scoreline for betting.

The six players, in all, have been charged on various counts of misconduct for facilitating and participating in a match of convenience, according to the GFA Prosecutor.

Midfielder Richmond Lamptey, who recently crossed carpets from Inter Allies to Asante Kotoko, defender Hashmin Musah and goalkeeper Danso Wiredu Mensah are the players from the ‘Eleven Is To One’ camp charged.

From the Miners’ camp are striker and new FK Partizan Belgrade Isaac Opoku Agyemang, midfielder Seth Osei and defender Samed Mohammed.

All the players are expected to submit their Statements of Defence to the charges on or before Friday, September 24 after which the GFA Disciplinary Committee will adjudicate their cases respectively.

Player and violations

Richmond Lamptey (3)- Article 34(5)(a) of the GFA Premier League regulations, Article 26(1) and Article 26(2) of the GFA Code of Ethics

Hashmin Musah (4) – Article 34(12), Article 34(5)(a), Article 34(6)(d) of the GFA Premier League Regulations and Article 11(2)(d) of the GFA Disciplinary Code.

Danso Wiredu Mensah (1) – Article 34(5)(a) of the GFA Premier League Regulation

Isaac Opoku Agyemang – Article 34(5)(a) of the GFA Premier League regulations,

Seth Osei (1) – Article 34(5)(a) of the GFA Premier League Regulation

Samed Mohammed (3) – Article 12(1)(b) of the GFA Disciplinary Code, Article 34(6)(d) and Article 34(5)(a) of the GFA Premier League regulations.

The officials

Early on, both clubs were hit with misconduct charges following which Dr. Kwaku Frimpong and son Emmanuel – who serve as the President and CEO of AshantiGold respectively – were also charged on three counts of misconduct for match manipulation.

A GFA publication Monday cited the two for breaches of the GFA Code of Ethics, Disciplinary Code and the Premier League regulations.

The GFA is expecting to receive their Statements of Defence to the charges by close of work Wednesday, September 22.

The GFA Prosecutor has also charged the Head Coach of Inter Allies FC Felix Aboagye, Team Manager of Inter Allies FC Ruben Adjetey and goalkeepers’ coach Joseph Boye Markwei for violating Article 11(2)(d) of the GFA Disciplinary Code and Article 34(5)(a) of the GFA Premier League regulations.

The Allies trio are also expected to submit their Statements of Defence to the charges on or before Friday, September 24 after which the GFA Disciplinary Committee will adjudicate their cases respectively.

 

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