BREAKING: Ashanti Gold appeal against demotion to Division Two League

Published on: 17 May 2022

Ghana Premier League giants, Ashanti Gold have filed an appeal against the verdict from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) demoting the club to Division Two League.

Following a release by GFA's verdict on Monday, the Miners were found guilty of match manipulation in their 2020/21 Ghana Premier League Matchday 34 game against Inter Allies FC.

The decision is expected to take effect from the 2022/23 league season.

Ashanti Gold thrashed Inter Allies 7-0 involving two own goals, with viral post-match footage on social media showing what were described as “cheap and deliberate own goals”.

Later, Inter Allies defender Hashmin Musah, who came into the game as a second-half substitute and bagged two own goals, confessed to deliberately putting the ball behind his own goalkeeper with intentions of foiling what he suspected was a standing, fixed 5-0 scoreline.

Inter Allies have also being demoted to the Division Two League from the 2022/23 league season after being found guilty of match manipulation.

Inter Allies suffered relegation last season after finishing 18th on the league with 26 points, while Ashanti Gold finished 9th on the standings.