Kurt Okraku- GFA President
The Ghana Soccer Affiliation (GFA) says it’s working to make sure betting is tackled and eradicated from the home topflight league.
The GFA additionally mentioned it can impose a GH¢5,000 wonderful and a one-year ban on any participant caught within the act or course of.
This warning was not restricted to the gamers, nonetheless, as membership officers, GFA officers, match officers and ball boys are additionally prohibited from betting on the league matches.
“As organisers of the Premier, Division One and Girls’s Premier League, the Ghana Soccer Affiliation takes accountability for the profitable organisation of the league. The GFA should additionally be certain that the competitors is clear, honest, credible and free from any dent that will trigger disaffection for the product,” the GFA mentioned in an announcement.
The FA’s Government Council additionally unanimously agreed to provide individuals who present data on makes an attempt to govern matches GH¢50,000 as a reward, with a view to fight the menace.
“The reward package deal is along with different plans, mechanisms, and investigations presently ongoing to guard the sanctity and integrity of the sport,” the GFA mentioned.
“The Government Council at their assembly famous that match manipulations and betting by individuals in soccer requires a multifaceted method to cope with – therefore the cautious, pragmatic, exhaustive, and painstaking method. Whereas recognising the truth that match manipulation circumstances the world over take plenty of time, the council urged the GFA judicial our bodies to dedicate extra time and urgency to make sure that such circumstances are speedily adjudicated,” the GFA added.
The Ghana Premier League was rocked by a match-fixing scandal final season in a sport between Ashanti Gold SC and Inter Allies on the Len Clay Sports activities Stadium.
The GFA is but to adjudicate on the matter.
In the meantime, the GFA has invited two prime officers from Ghana Premier League golf equipment, Bechem United and Hearts of Oak.
Bechem United President, Kingsley Owusu Achau, and Alhaji Amadu Moro Brimah, a board member of Hearts of Oak are to help the GFA with investigations of betting and match-fixing.
The 2 made feedback on betting in numerous interviews granted on radio.