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Kurt Okraku Meets Police CID Over Match-Fixing Allegations

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Kurt Okraku Meets Police CID Over Match-Fixing Allegations

The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt Okraku, met with the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, COP Isaac Ken Yeboah and other top Police Officials on Monday, July 26, 2021.

The meeting was to officially inform the Police about the alleged match-fixing and betting that hit the Ghana Premier League match-day 34 fixture between AshantiGold SC and Inter Allies FC at the Obuasi Len Clay stadium.

The GFA team was met on arrival by ACP Lydia Donkor, the Director of Legal and Prosecution of the Ghana Police Service.

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Others included DSP Rev. Emilia Osei (Mrs), Staff Officer to the Director-General and Frederick Adjei – Head of the Interpol Unit of the Ghana Police Service.

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Prosper Harrison Addo, Esq., General Secretary of the GFA, Obed Tuffuor, Integrity Officer of the GFA and Henry Asante Twum –Director of Communications of the GFA accompanied President Simeon-Okraku.

Kurt Okraku called on the Ghana Police Service to, as a matter of urgency, put in place a competent team to get down to work.

“Looking at the severity of the matter and its implications on the football industry, it has become very necessary for the investigations,’’ President Simeon-Okraku said.

‘’We need to do this to save the sport that we all cherish and adore. We cannot sit down unconcerned and allow a few individuals to destroy our football.

‘’As the leader of this football family, I would like to mention that we have already begun the sporting Investigations and wants the Police to handle the criminal part as stated in our initial statement to the public.

“We need to act and I believe that this is the right time to delve into such matters to restore the needed public confidence in the product,” he added.

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The CID Director-General, COP Yeboah, promised to form a team made up of officers from various units within the Ghana Police Service to look into the matter.

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He pleaded with the media not to give pressure to impede the process and that Investigations will be thorough and the media will be updated only when required.

COP Yeboah also assured that the Ghana Police Service will work hand in hand with the GFA to bring the matter to a logical conclusion.

The GFA submitted supporting materials to help their Investigations.

They included the Referees Report, the Match Commissioners Report, the Match Video, Statements from the two Clubs and a letter from the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Source: GhArticles.com/GFA Communications

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2022 World Cup: Ghana Paired Against Nigeria In play-offs

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Ghana will face West African rivals Nigeria in the play-offs for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The Black Stars were among 10 teams that were paired against each other during Saturday’s draw in Doula, Cameroon.

The four-time Africa champions found themselves in Pot Two, which also had Egypt, Mali, DR Congo and Cameroon.

Pot One contained continental heavyweights Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Nigeria.

The play-off matches will be contested on a home and away basis, with the winners advancing to the World Cup in Qatar.

The 2022 World Cup will take place from November 21 to December 18.

 

 

 

 

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“I Have Not Retired Yet, I Still Have A Lot To Offer” – Asamoah Gyan

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“I Have Not Retired Yet, I Still Have A Lot To Offer” – Asamoah Gyan

Asamoah Gyan, the former Black Stars captain, has stated that he has not retired from football and that he still has a lot to contribute on the field.

Since competing in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt, Gyan has not appeared for the Black Stars.

He is also without a club at the age of 36, having parted company with Ghana Premier League side Legon Cities the previous season.

Gyan, speaking on SuperSport TV as an analyst, claimed he hasn’t retired, but that he has to lose weight in order to return to active play.

“I haven’t given up my job yet.” If I need to play, I need to lose weight and be active before [that], and I need to train week in and week out, he stated, according to Ghanaweb.

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In terms of my physical appearance, I still feel youthful at heart, and I still have a lot to contribute. The intellect is there, and everything is OK, but I don’t believe I am physically ready at this time. “I need to work on my physical condition.”

Gyan is presently working for SuperSport as a football analyst for the ongoing AFCON in Cameroon.

 

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Black Stars ‘Sneaked’ Into Ghana At 3AM Today – REPORT

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Black Stars 'Sneaked' Into Ghana At 3AM Today - REPORT

Ghana’s senior national soccer squad has arrived in the country, according to reports, following a poor showing at the current African Cup of Nations event in Cameroon.

The team landed in Ghana at 3:00 a.m. this morning, January 22nd, according to many reputable sources.

The crew had to sneak enter the nation after a poor performance, according to the charges, in order to avoid public accolades.

After three competitive matches, the Ghanaian team was eliminated from the competition after accumulating only one point.

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For a long time, there haven’t been many bad performances from this group.

 

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