Former Ghana andÂ AshantiGold SC striker Augustine Ahinful has called on the leadership of the Ghana Football Association [GFA] to investigate clubs and officials for match-fixing.
His comments come on the back of the FAâ€™s decision to demote Ashanti Gold SC and Inter Allies FC to Division 2 for their involvement in a match-fixing scandal last season.
In the matchday 34 games at the Obuasi Len Stadium during the 2020/21 campaign, the Miners secured a 7-0 win over Allies with Hashmin Musah scoring two own goals which he later claimed was to scupper a bet placed on the match.
The two clubs have beenÂ fined GHC 100,000 each after being found guilty of match manipulation with 34 officials and players from both clubs being handed various fines.
While Ashanti Gold and Inter Allies have been found culpable, Ahinful is confident there are still some entities out there perpetrating wrong and has asked the GFA to go after them.
â€œThis sets an example because I donâ€™t think itâ€™s only these two teams involved,” Ahinful told Citi Sports.
â€œThey should look at other matches and other officials and see to it that this issue is curtailed.
â€œThis issue of bribery and staking bets on matches before and during matches.
â€œIt cannot be stopped entirely because it is a worldwide thing but we should be able to curtail it to an extent,â€ he added.
The FA on their part has recommended that in the future match manipulation be treated as a criminal offense.
Source: Football Ghana