Ghana Defender Scores Two Own Goals To Foil The Most Blatant Match Fixing Attempt Ever Seen
A game in Ghana’s Premier League suffered the most blatant match fixing the soccer world has ever seen. If you’re going to cheat, at least be subtle about it. The Ghana match fixing seems to be fixated around one team, Inter Allies.
Inter Allies sits in last place after 34 games, 14 points astray from the next closest team. It appears that the players on Inter Allies have been betting on the final scores for some of their games in an attempt to get more money.
Apparently, several players and members of Inter Allies’ management bet on a final score of their team losing 5-1 for their game last Saturday.
In the 80th minute Inter Allies was losing 5-0 when defender Hasmin Musah, who didn’t bet on the game, was subbed in. Musah wasn’t having any of the betting nonsense and proceeded to score two own goals on his team to ruin the bet.
— Otuo Acheampong (@Alonso6madrid) July 19, 2021
Looking at the game’s highlights, it’s obvious that Inter Allies’ goalkeeper was in on the bet. This man wasn’t even trying to hide it.
All goals in Ashgold vrs Inter Allies pic.twitter.com/V8cmOj5qyh— Austine (@obiMpenaAustine) July 19, 2021
Musah said on the radio after the game that several members of his team congratulated him for spoiling the bet.
— Emmanuel Allotey (@Emmanue1802) July 19, 2021
A look at another Inter Allies game suggests that this trend of betting on final scores has been going on for some time.
This is Inter Allies vs Aduana StarsOne of the 3 goals scored after the 90th minute. Aduana goalie throw ball to Allies striker. Striker took ball and walks in an 18 yard box full of unconcerned Aduana defenders. Allies scores and Aduana Stars player appears to celebrate. GPL pic.twitter.com/hZK02Cafze
— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) July 19, 2021
The Ghana Football Association has yet to comment on the matter.