CAS annuls GFA ban on players in Ashgold match-fixing scandal

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The Court of Arbitration for Sports, CAS, has, in a landmark verdict, overturned the decision of the Ghana Football Association’s Appeals Committee decision against players in the Ashanti Gold vs Inter Allies match-fixing scandal.

According to the decision by the Court, the GFA will pay each player CHF 300, which sums up to CHF 6,300. This fee will cover part of the legal cost of the players. Richmond Lamptey will receive CHF 3,000 to cover his legal cost and other expenses he incurred.

The players who will benefit from this decision are Alex Aso, Felix Abuska, Mohammed Zakari, Shaibu Taufiq, Fard Ibrahim, Richard Acquaah, Eric Esso, Amos Kofi Nkrumah, Stephen Owusu Banahene, Kwame Moses, Empem Dacosta, Frank Akoto, Isaac Opoku Agyemang, Solomon Afriyie, Mohammed Bailou, Emmanuel Owuso, Samed Mohammed, Paul Asare de Vries, Amos Addai, Abdul Kadir Mohammed and Isah Ali.

In 2021, Ashanti Gold and Inter Allies and some of their players were hit with match-fixing following an unusual score in the Ghana Premier League week 34 match played at the Len Clay Stadium. With Ashanti Gold leading by 5-0, Inter Allies defender Hashmin Musah came in as a substitute and scored two own goals. He later confessed it was an attempt to foil a fixed 5-0 scoreline.

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