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Nyantakyi reveals plans to deal with fixed matches in GPL

18:19 EAT 30/11/2017
Ghana fans
The Ghana FA chief has announced a package for informants in a bid to eradicate match fixing scandals

Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi has revealed that one of the measures to eradicate match-fixing in the Ghana Premier League is to reward any whistleblower $4,500 after providing evidence of illegalities.

The football association held a three-day summit in Cape Coast to deliberate on the way forward ahead of the new season.

“We’re proposing a $4,500 prize money for anyone who comes forward to report any case of bribery or match fixing with evidence. It should not just be an allegation,” Nyantakyi said.

“If a referee is approached by a club official, we are encouraging them to come forward and report the club officials for the package.

“It is one of the things we will be doing next season to discourage corruption and to champion our crusade against corruption. We are putting aside the incentive package for anyone who will come forward to report any corrupt practices.

“It is one of the ways we want to discourage people from engaging in bribery and corrupt practices," he added.

There have been allegations involving GFA executive committee member Wilfred Osei Palmer, alleging that his players were bribed ahead of their game against Elmina Sharks which lead to their relegation last season.

Also, Ashanti Gold CEO Kudjo Fiano insisted last month that a group of betting syndicates approached him ahead of one of their league games to fix the outcome but he declined.