Ashanti coach shrugs off match-fixing allegations

Ashanti coach shrugs off match-fixing allegations
Ashgold team during the GHALCA G8 CUP at the Essipong Stadium in Takoradi, Ghana© Christian Thompson/Backpagepix Western

by Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Aug 04, 2021. 12:00

AshantiGold SC coach Thomas Duah has shrugged off match-fixing allegations against his team, insisting that they have done nothing wrong.

The Miners have been at the centre of disturbing claims in regards to the 2020-21 Ghana Premier League season’s final round of matches.

AshGold racked up a 7-0 win over Inter Allies last month, with defender Hashmin Musah scoring not one, but two own goals. Musah later alleged that officials of the Miners had taken steps to fix the game.

This has seen AshGold become the centre of media speculation, with many pundits calling for an investigation and harsh punishment if they are found to have brought the GPL into disrepute.

Yet Duah, who has kept the Miners running strong in the ongoing MTN FA Cup – where they will next come up against new league champions Hearts of Oak in the final this coming weekend – has rejected the allegations.

We haven’t been affected at all because we know it is not true. It is never true AshGold fixes matches,” he told FMIG, as quoted by Football Ghana.

The results we’re getting is because of the work we’re putting in during the training sessions. Whatever you’re doing, just put your trust in God and you’ll reap the results. Whatever they are saying isn’t true,” Duah added.

The alleged match-fixing scandal has been taken up by the Ghana Football Association and investigations have already begun with some players of both teams appearing before the GFA Investigations Committee.

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