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11.11.2005 Football News

GFA refers allegation to Disciplinary Committee

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Accra, Nov 11, GNA - The Ghana Football Association (GFA) says it has referred allegations of match fixing to the Disciplinary Committee (DC) following media publications about the game between Real Tamale United and Kumasi Asante Kotoko which ended abruptly last Sunday, November 6 at the Tamale Kaladan park.

It said so far it is only Accra Hearts of oak who have submitted information to the FA on the allegations and has therefore called on persons who might have evidence to come forward to enable the FA initiate investigations into the allegations.

Kofi Nsiah, General Secretary of GFA in a statement issued on Friday said his outfit has submitted the information to the DC for study and investigations in accordance to the FA Regulations Article 36 (5) a, b and c which empowers the DC to determine the competitiveness or otherwise of a match.

The FA, he said would make public the outcome of the investigation as soon as the DC gets done with its job.

There have been clusters of media publications on alleged match fixing in last Sunday's game involving Asante Kotoko and Real Tamale United (RTU) which ended abruptly at the Kaladan Park when supporters stormed the field to attack the referee in an apparent sign of bias officiating.

Some organization, including the RTU Supporters Union, the (Channels) earlier in the week castigated the management of their club for throwing the game to Kotoko, calling for a probe into the matter. Meanwhile another release from the GFA said the 2005 GT premier League would end on Sunday, November 13 and there would be matches at all the designated centres.

It said a soccer entourage made up of personalities from the GFA, the Professional League Board (PLB) and premiership sponsors, Ghana Telecom would on Sunday present the championship trophy to the winner of the league at the match between Kuamsi Asante Kotoko in Kumasi Berekum Arsenals at the Baba Yara Sports stadium in the last matches of the season.

The statement said the GFA would on Tuesday November 15 meet the representatives of the Top Four clubs on the league table to discuss the 2006 CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup registrations.

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