Ghana Premier League giants Asante Kotoko have released a statement on two-and-half year ban on midfielder Richmond Lamptey by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) on Monday, May 16.
The GFA after their investigation about the Obuasi Ashantigold SC vs Inter Allies game last season announced on Monday that the Asante Kotoko player, Richmond Lamptey has been given a 30-month ban following his involvement in match manipulation
The 25-year-old box-to-box midfielder was found guilty in the match-fixing scandal that hit Ghana Premier League last season.
Read Kotoko’s statement below:
The attention of the Club has been drawn to a decision of the disciplinary committee of the Ghana Football association banning its player, Richmond Lamptey for a period of thirty (30) months. The alleged misconduct of the player is said to have occurred at the time he played for Inter Allies FC.
The Player was charged by the GFA at the beginning of the 2021/2022 football season, at a time the Club had signed on the Player. The Club supported the Player through the prosecution process and would continue to lend its support to the Player at this time until finality is brought to the matter.