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The match-fixing scandal is more vicious than we think, says former GFA spokesman Ibrahim Saanie Daara

Foundation of the Ghanaian Football Association [GFA] Communications director Ibrahim Saanie Daara has familiarized himself with the match-fixing allegations in the Ghana Premier League, which has just ended.

Football in the West African country dominated the headlines after the game of the season over the weekend for all the wrong reasons.

The game between Ashgold and Inter Allies has come to the test due to the score.

The Miners recorded a shocking 7-0 win against relegated Inter Allies at the Obuasi-Len sports stadium.

In that game, Inter Allies defender Hashmin Musah confessed that he deliberately scored two own goals to thwart a 5-0 result he had heard for betting purposes before the game.

Speaking in an interview, Sannie Daara reiterated that the problem goes deeper than just that single game between AshGold and Inter Allies, as league game results fly around days before games and it happens after games.

“If that happens, we can cancel the game with all the actors in the game and start investigating the problem,” he told TV3.

“I think it’s way more cancerous than we think. I think it’s been perpetuating for some time. We hear from media reports that these are the results we think will happen and lo and behold, this result will occur. “

According to Daara, the FA will only scratch the surface just looking at this single game as they believe the game of comfort / fixation is more than this single game that has come to light.

“I think we are just scratching the surface of what happened and we have to take it seriously and I think we should look at club owners in the long term and conditions should be created for the kind of people that clubs in Ghana the former BBC journalist added.

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