A group of Ghana Premier League (GPL) players have been accused by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) that they bet on their sides to lose matches.
GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi stated that his association were taking the matter very seriously as it was a “very dangerous development for football in Ghana”.
Last week former GPL manager Mohammed Gargo, stated that he lost his job as manager of BA United, after insinuating that his players had deliberately lost their match to opponents All Stars.
Nyantaky and the GFA have taken the accusations seriously, this week the GFA announced a media press conference in order to address the matter. The GFA stated that it would not name the players it believes to be involved with match fixing in the GPL
“We have taken the necessary steps to arrest this canker, which we think if we don’t confront it at this stage it could go beyond our imagination,” he said.
“So the security agencies have been notified to do the necessary investigations and then will bring all culprits involved to book. We must bear in mind that betting is not illegal… but it is not allowed for players to engage in betting
“Players of clubs and club officials are not supposed to get involved in betting – but that is the kind of disturbing phenomenon that has started developing here and we are very very worried about that. So I can assure you the FA is taking the necessary steps to contain it.