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18.05.2022 Football News

Match fixing: ‘This ban will not stand’ – Ashgold's Seth Osei reacts to being banned for 30 months

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Match fixing: This ban will not stand – Ashgold's Seth Osei reacts to being banned for 30 months
18.05.2022 LISTEN

AshantiGold SC midfielder, Seth Osei, has rubbished reports that he was involved in the match-fixing tie against Inter Allies last season that rocked the country.

The Miners beat Allies 7-0 at the Len Clay Stadium in the matchday 34 games. Inter Allies defender Hashmin Musah scored two deliberate own goals and later disclosed that he did that to ruin a bet.

After a thorough investigation, the Disciplinary Committee of the FA on Monday demoted both clubs to Division Two with heavy fines.

Players and officials of both clubs have been slapped with various bans as well.

Osei, who has been banned for 30 months for his involvement in speaking in an interview said he does not believe the ban will be effective as he was not involved.

“I am innocent and I am not worried about this ban,” the 22-year-old told Kumasi-based Pure FM.

“I have no idea about this because I was not involved in this scandal and for me, this ban will not stand.

“I never had communication with any player ahead of the game and that is my worry.

“This ban will not stand because I am innocent,” he added.

The sanctions will take effect during the 2022/23 Ghana football season.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports Journalist

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