Blame Asante Kotoko For Bribery And Corruption In Ghana Football - Alhaji Grusah
Bankroller of King Faisal, Alhaji Karim Grunsah has tagged Ghana Premier League giants, Asante Kotoko as the originators of bribery in Ghana football.
The veteran sports administrator made reference to an incident that happened in 1958.
According to him, the Porcupine Warriors fixed their matches to prevent their city rivals Kumasi Corners Stones from winning the 1958 league- away to deny ensure they don’t get the bragging right in the Garden City.
Speaking to Kumasi based Kessben FM, he said, "Kotoko is the first Ghanaian club to be involved in match-fixing. Yes. They are the first club to practice such an act.
"There was no league in 1957. All the fixed matches planned by Kotoko was in 1958 where they decided not to let Kumasi Cornerstones FC to win their first-ever Ghana Premier League title.
"Kotoko had the perception that Cornerstones FC was a feeder club for their arch-rivals Hearts of Oak. They defeat Cornerstones to aid Hearts of Oak to win the 1958 Ghana Premier League with 20 points.
He continued, "Cornerstones FC was to be crowned the champions of the league but Asante Kotoko defeats them on their last fixture leaving them with only 19 points."
"Kotoko has collapsed all clubs in the Ashanti Region such as Cornerstones FC, Adansiman FC, Kum Apem Stars, and others.
"If I wasn't strong like they have collapsed my club King Faisal FC but they can't. Oh never just check our motto 'Insha Allah," he added.
Alhaji Grusah's King Faisal is back in the Ghana Premier League after spending the last decade in the lower division.