Ghana Football Association (GFA) General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo has backed Ghanaians to disclose information of match manipulation to the GFA in bid to protest football in the country.
Last year, an unfortunate incident happened when Ashanti Gold and Inter Allies were involved in a match fixing sandal with Allies defender Hashim Musah confessing to scoring the two intentional own goals during the clash.
Following thorough investigation, GFA released it verdict on Monday, May 16, demoting both teams to Division Two League while some players and officials of both clubs were handed hefty fines as well as bans.
“Anybody in football has a duty to report any information that they come across on match manipulation, betting and other things like that,” Harrison Addo told JoySports.
“What we expect is that members of the football family when they have info will contact the association and make this information available for further investigation. So anybody who makes such an allegation the association invites such a person to assist.”
He added, “In the code of conduct and the code of ethics, FIFA and GFA expect that members of the football family who has a duty to cooperate with the FA and a duty to disclose any information in this light would bring that information to the fore because the protection of the integrity of the game is paramount.”
“If you’re in football that is your core responsibility so you expect anybody with information to come forward so that together we can protect the game.”