Communications specialist Collins Atta Poku has shared details of a referee’s report submitted to the Ghana FA in which he claims a player deliberately scored an own-goal.
But, after a month, officials at the Ghanaian football governing body has made no public announcement or comments about the report or asked the player or any official involved in that game or even begin an enquiry into the case.
Journalist Atta Poku claims he obtained the extra of referee’s report from a source at the Ghana FA but failed to reveal the identity in his post on Facebook. The referee’s report as well as match commissioner’s report to the GFA are supposed to be confidential and independent.
He reveals he contacted Ghana FA Executive Council member Nana Oduro Sarfo about the revelation but nothing has been done about it.
Referee Isaac Osei, who handled the MTN FA Cup round of 64 game involving Bofoakwa Tano and Berekum Chelsea at the Golden City Park in Berekum, alleged in his match report that defender Mohammed Fuseini deliberately kicked the ball into his own net.
Despite receiving this report from the referee neither the player, the referee nor any official of the two clubs has been invited by the ethics committee of the Ghana FA to either explain the action and substantiate the claims made in the report.
Berekum Chelsea won the tie by 3-1 goals but the referee controversially stated in the report that it ended 4-1.
Poku, a journalist with Wontumi Radio in Kumasi, says he has had no official invitation from the Ghana FA to respond to questions before the Ethics Committee of the GFA but he has gone public to state that he will decline any such invitation if it is extended to him.
Reputation of the Ghanaian top-flight league has been in the mud after a final matchday game involving relegated Inter Allies and AshantiGold ended 7-0 with Inter Allies defender Hashmin Musah scoring two DELIBERATE own-goals and later revealing he scored the two goals to foil a pre-arranged scoreline.
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