Match fixing allegation drives division 1 League to a halt

The Division One League Board (DOLB) has announced that all remaining matches to be played in Zone One of the ongoing GN Bank Division One league “have been put on hold indefinitely in order to have judicial cases fully resolved".


According to an official release by the DOLB on the Ghana Football Association (GFA) official website, the decision to halt the league has been necessitated by seeming tension increasing in Zone One over match fixing allegation.

“The decision has been taken in the wake of alleged bribery and match fixing claims made by some supporters of BA United after their match day 28 game against Bolga All Stars FC at the Sunyani Coronation Park.

According to reports, some supporters of the club attacked their officials and retrieved some amount of money which they claim was bribe from Bolga All Stars.

Another reason for the DOLB’s decision to halt the league in Zone One is to allow the GFA Prosecutor to charge Bawku United for missing their last three consecutive league matches and for the Disciplinary Committee to come out with its ruling on the case,” the statement explained.

The GFA Ethics Committee has since been tasked to launch investigations into the alleged match fixing matter and ascertain the full facts in the case before the league could continue in the Zone.

The DOLB claims this bold step to is ensure a more competitive league with each club competing fairly.

“The Board believes when these cases are fully resolve it will ensure a smooth and successful end to the season with the best club promoted to the Premier league.”
Zone one has two remaining games to close the season.

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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