Ghana FA suspends three referees after Ashanti Gold vs. Kotoko clash

Goal Ghana
Match-fixing made the front page once more this week in the wake of the Miners and Porcupine Warriors meeting in Obuasi

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced its decision to temporarily suspend the three officials which handled Ashanti Gold vs. Asante Kotoko Special Competition match played in Obuasi on May 12.

AshGold emerged the winner by a lone goal, but reports in the media alleged that an individual made attempts to influence the outcome of the match in favour the Kumasi-based side.

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“The Normalisation Committee of the Ghana Football Association has ordered a temporary suspension of referees Ali Alhassan, Mustapha Abdulai and Mohammed Issahaku from officiating any Ghana FA official match with immediate effect,” the NC said in a statement on Friday.

“This decision has become necessary due to the bribery allegation levelled against you after officiating a Day Eleven match between AshantiGold SC and Asante Kotoko SC played on Sunday, 12 May, 2019 at the Len Clay Stadium.”

Kotoko are second in Zone A with 14 points, two behind leaders Medeama, while AshGold are fourth with 11 points.

The Special Competition enters matchday 13 this weekend.