GFA acts on match-fixing claims

22 June 2014 10:32

Ghana's football association (GFA) says it has called in the police after it was caught up in a match-fixing 'sting'.

An undercover investigation by Channel 4's Dispatches and The Telegraph identified two people, one a licensed FIFA agent and the other a Ghana club official, who said they could fix friendly matches involving the national side, who are currently involved in the World Cup.

A statement from the GFA said: "The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has requested the Ghana Police Service to investigate two persons for misrepresenting the GFA with an attempt to defraud.

"The two were also allegedly filmed claiming that they would bribe GFA officials to ensure that the contract is signed.

"We wish to state that the GFA did not sign the contract as we waited for the response from the legal committee and that the two gentlemen did not make such corrupt offers to the GFA or its officials.

"We wish to assure the public that we will not tolerate such misrepresentations and we will seek strong sanctions against such individuals if such claims are found to be true."

The Telegraph/Dispatches said GFA president Kwesi Nyantakyi agreed that some matches could be played - but he did not suggest they could be fixed.

Source: PA