Chairman and bankroller of Ghana Premier League side, Ashantigold, Dr. Kwaku Frimpong, also known as Champion, has been handed a 10-year ban from all football related activities and fined Ghs 100,000 for his involvement in match manipulation.
His son, Emmanuel Frimpong has also been implicated in this scandal and he has received 96 months ban from football plus a fine of Gh50,000.
In addition to this, both Ashanti Gold S.C and Inter Allies have been demoted to the Division Two League from the Ghana Premier League.
The Ghana Football Association’s Disciplinary Committee decision relates to a Ghana Premier League game played at the end of the 2020/2021 season when Ashantigold beat Inter Allies by 7-0.
An Inter Allies player, Hashmin Musah, scored two own goals and later admitted his action was to spoil a bet placed on the said game.
The prosecution found that Dr. Kwaku Frimpong had collaborated with one Nii Amoah, an official of Inter Allies to fix the game for a correct scoreline of 5-1.
In return, Frimpong paid Nii Amoah Ghs 10,000, based on mobile money records obtained by the prosecution.
Frimpong’s ban is part of the wider ruling from the GFA’s Disciplinary Committee, which also demoted Ashantigold to Ghana’s Division Two, and banned the club’s head coach and several other players for various years.