Ashanti Gold Football club and Inter Allies have been demoted to the division two league after both clubs were found guilty of match-fixing in their 2020/21 Ghana Premier league matchday 34 games.
The decision, according to a statement from the disciplinary committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), takes effect from the 2022/23 league season.
Officials of the club and players who participated in the game have also been sanctioned by the disciplinary committee.
The verdict, released by the Ghana FA on AshantiGold SC’s demotion to Division two read as follows:
Following a verdict released by the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana FA, the Club was charged with a breach of Article 34(5)(a) of the Ghana Premier League Regulations (2019) for instigating, commanding, and counselling its players to play a fixed match or match of convenience between Ashantigold SC and Inter Allies FC to achieve a result in favour of Ashantigold SC
- To protect the sporting integrity of football in Ghana Per Article 18(1) & (2) of the GFA Disciplinary Code 2019, Ashantigold Sporting Club as a corporate entity is sanctioned as follows:
a. That at the end of the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League season, Ashantigold SC 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 GHc100,000.00 is imposed on Ashantigold SC in accordance with Article 6(1)(c) and Article 6(4) of the GFA Disciplinary Code 2019.