Ghana FA’s Executive council member, Dr. Randy Anbey, has said that the allegations of match-fixing in the Ghana Premier league has seriously tainted the image of the league but insists it is not enough to annul the league.
The owner of Division One League side Kpando Heart of Lions maintains the current situation presents a fine opportunity for the FA to use its mechanisms to deal with the situation.
“Although in one breath am happy we have been able to complete a season, after a very long time, am also disturbed and disappointed by the fact the allegations of match-fixing and violence will set the FA back, but am hopeful how the FA deals with this issue will demonstrate its willingness and capacity to deal with such matters in future”
The Ghana U20 Management Committee Chairman, however, stressed that the allegations of match-fixing is unfair to Champions Hearts of Oak, and the other clubs who were not involved with the allegations
“It might be unfair to Hearts of Oak because in all the allegations I have heard there is non involving Hearts of Oak, so if you look at it from who’s won the league, the top 4 and the other positions, it might be unfair, but if you look at it from the point of view of the competition with all the allegations, it taints the competition”.
“We have completed the season with a winner, and there is no evidence to suggest those positions have been compromised”.
The 3-time executive council member of the Ghana FA maintains match-fixing goes against the integrity of the game, and has the tendencies of taken away the competitiveness of Football.
“Match-fixing goes against the integrity of the competition, that is why we must go deep into this issue and if there are culprits, we find them and deal with them, so the GFA will deal with them with the relevant regulations, and let the Police deal with the criminal aspect of the issues”.