Asante Kotoko playmaker, Richmond Lamptey has been slapped with a two years ban over match manipulation, the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association [GFA] have announced on Monday.
Before his move to Kotoko, Lamptey was part of Inter Allies' team that lost 7-0 to AshantiGold SC in the matchday 34 games at the Obuasi Len Stadium.
An Allies player, Hashmin Musah, scored two own goals and later admitted his action was to spoil a bet placed on the said game.
Lamptey, 25, in accordance with Article 34.5(d)(i) of the Ghana Premier League Regulations have been banned for 2 years, 6 months from playing football.
Nine Inter Allies players have been handed 2-year bans including; Goalkeeper Danso Wiredu Mensah, Alex Aso, Abdul Kadir Mohammed, Isah Ali, Andy Opke and Mohammed Zakari. The rest are Richard Acquaah, Shaibu Taufiq, Felix Abuska and Goalkeeper’s Trainer Joseph Boye Markwei.
The decision will take effect at the beginning of the 2022/23 Ghana football season.
Meanwhile, Ashantigold and Inter Allies have been demoted to Division Two for match manipulation.