Accra Hearts of Oak goalkeeper, Richard Attah has revealed he had a price to pay after the Ghana Premier League was hit by match-fixing allegations.
The league came under strong scrutiny following a reports of a match fixing in the game between AshantiGold SC and Inter Allies at the Obuasi Len Clay stadium in the last round of matches.
The news went quite viral leading to so much criticism of the local league, with some players including Richard Attah also having to suffer as a result.
The incoming Black Stars goalkeeper claimed talks between his entourage and a top African team had to be cancelled due to the club losing its trust in the Ghanaian top-flight.
Speaking to Angle 102.9 FM, the shot-stopper said: “Getting to the end of the season, I had an offer from a top African club. We started talking but they later called off the deal. Initially I didn’t understand but later the club explained that because of the betting and match fixing issues that happened in the Ghana League, they didn’t trust the league. That issue was the reason the deal was called off.”
Attah enjoyed a stellar campaign with Hearts, helping them to clinch the league title while also scoring the winning goal as the Rainbow side lifted the MTN FA Cup trophy at the expense of Ashgold.