Ebusua Dwarfs back GFA to make delayed match-fixing report public

Published on: 02 November 2021

Ebusua Dwarfs have backed the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to release the report from its investigations on the alleged match-fixing scandal between AshantiGold and Inter Allies.

Dwarfs, who suffered relegation last season have made a request through their lawyers to the FA asking for transparency and details concerning the dealings of the scandal.

The matchday 35 game between Ashgold and relegated Inter Allies grabbed the headlines in the local and international front for the wrong reasons.

Below is the full letter to the GFA:

“We write further to our letter dated 29th October 2021 titled “UNLAWFUL INCLUSION OF ASHANTI GOLD AND INTER ALLIES IN PREMIER LEAGUE” which drew your attention to the unlawful inclusion of Ashgold and InterAllies in the 2021/2022 Ghana Premier League and Division One leagues in patent breach of GFA regulations. We are inclined to believe that the GFA in good faith will cooperate with us.

"As club members of the Association, you may be aware that our right to information concerning the running of the association is not a matter of controversy. You may also know or ought to know that the charges preferred by the GFA Prosecutor in the ongoing case is of enormous public interest and any opaqueness in its handling may result in putting the Football Association on a ruinous path.

"It is in the light of this that we make the following demands:

1) Request that you furnish the Offices of the Dwarfs FC certified true copies of the Report of investigations into the suspected match-fixing between Ashanti Gold and Inter Allies which is a subject matter of disciplinary enquiry by the GFA.

2) Request that you furnish the Offices of the Dwarfs Football Club the Disciplinary Committee Report of the enquiry into the suspected match-fixing between Ashanti Gold and Inter Allies and or progress report of the said Disciplinary Enquiry OR:

3) An explanation of why the said report has not been made available despite the promises by the FA to have made the outcome of the enquiry available before the beginning of the Premier League.”

"We humbly hope that the FA will cooperate with us to bring some decent closure to this public.