Ghana Premier League side, AshantiGold Sporting Club has been demoted to Division Two after the club was found guilty of match manipulation in the 2020/21 league game against Inter Allies last season.
Inter Allies and Ashanti Gold allegedly played a match of convenience when Ashantigold thrashed Allies 7-0 at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium in a matchday 34 fixture.
In a statement issued on Monday May 16 2022, the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana FA said,
"To protect the sporting integrity of Football in Ghana Per article 18(1) & (2) of the GFA Disciplinary Code 2019, Ashanti Gold sporting club as a corporate entity is sanctioned as follows
a. That at the end of the 2021/2022 Ghana Premier league season, Ashanti Gold Sporting Clubs shall be demoted to the Division two league in accordance with article 6(3) (h) of the GFA Disciplinary Code 2019.
b. That a fine of ¢100,000 is imposed on Ashanti Gold in accordance with article 6(1) (c) and article 6(4) of the GFA Disciplinary Code 2019.
AshantiGold will be demoted to the Division Two after being found Guilty of Match in their 2020/21 Ghana Premier League Matchday 34 game against Inter Allies FC.
Officials and Ashanti Gold players who were part of the matchday squad have also been sanctioned by the Disciplinary Committee of the GFA.
President of Ashanti Gold Dr Kwaku Frimpong banned for 10 years from all football related activities and fined ¢100,000 by Ghana FA.
His son, Emmanuel Frimpong, who is the CEO, is also banned 8 years and fined GHS50,000 for their involvement in match manipulation.
Eight players of the club have also been banned for two years each after being found guilty of match manipulation, while a further five players have also been handed four year bans for failure to appear before the GFA’s Disciplinary Committee.
The decision takes effect from the 2022/23 league season.
In case you have forgotten, this is the game between AshantiGold and Inter Allies last season. They have been demoted to Division two. Official and players involved fined and banned . #HappySports pic.twitter.com/JdDDDDscMr
— #WomensFootball 👑 Ayishatu Zakaria Ali (@ayishatu_) May 16, 2022