Ebusua Dwarfs coach James Kuuku Dadzie is facing action from the Ghana Football Association after making match-fixing claims against Asante Kotoko and King Faisal.
The 1978 AFCON-winning Ghana defender has been officially charged by the football regulatory body for his controversial comments.
A Ghana FA statement reads: “The Compliance and Integrity officer of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has taken notice of a statement made by Ebusua Dwarfs coach James Kuuku Dadzie – alleging that King Faisal played a fixed match against Asante Kotoko on match day 32 of the Ghana Premier League. Per the provisions of the GFA Disciplinary Code and Code of Ethics, Kuuku Dadzie has a duty to disclose or provide such information to the Association to deal with it. Kuuku Dadzie therefore has by close of business on Thursday, July 8 to provide the Integrity and Compliance officer all relevant information and or evidence required of him through Email email@example.com or call/WhatsApp 0593 371735. He can also submit written evidence and present to the office of the General Secretary in Accra. Failing which will attract charges of bringing the game into disrepute and tarnishing the image of Asante Kotoko SC, King Faisal Babes FC and the Ghanaian game.”
Dadzie, who was appointed to the role of Dwarfs head coach barely three weeks ago following the resignation of Ernest Quartey Thompson, claims the matchday 32 game involving Kotoko and King Faisal at the Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi was fixed.
The former defender has been quoted by Kumasi-based Oyerepa FM for claiming that Kotoko and Faisal deliberately fixed the result of their game in order to ensure Faisal avoid relegation from the Premier League.
“King Faisal has been buying matches. Playing against Kotoko, they bought the match. We know it. I insist they bought the match. Kotoko against King Faisal was a fixed match. Kotoko came to us promising us to beat Hearts I am telling you for a fact,” he reportedly told Mynd FM.
The match involving Kotoko and King Faisal ended 1-1 after striker Andy Kumi came off the bench to score a goal that cancelled out a 12th minute goal scored by Ibrahim Zuberu.