Ashantigold Sporting club has expressed dissatisfaction with the recent ruling by the Appeals Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) following the club’s involvement in some match-fixing scandals.
The GFA having reviewed the scandal demoted the Ashanti-based club to the Division Two League and has recently been banned from involving in all sporting activities after being caught in some misconduct.
A statement from the Legends Association of Ashantigold expressed their dissatisfaction with the decision of the GFA and the subsequent decision to suspend the club.
It said, “This review request has become necessary amidst several inconsistencies identified in the decision of the GFA appeals committee on the match-fixing allegations, including but not limited to the absence of a specific article quoted that found the club, Ashantigold as an entity guilty, as well as inconsistencies in stated regulations and corresponding sanctions”.
According to the association, the decisions raised above and a recent ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), to suspend all sanctions against players who were involved in the scandal, serve as a hint for the GFA to review their decision against the club.
It stated that Ashantigold football club had contributed to the success story of the GFA for some time now, producing some top-notch players for the various national team sides in Ghana which makes the club relevant in the Ghanaian sports fraternity.
“We cannot say the likes of Simon Addo, Fatau Dauda, C.K Akornor, Sammy Adjei, Stephen Baidoo, Kamara Dini, Augustine Arhinful, Shaibu Yakubu, Yaw Akyeampong, Ofosu Amoah, Nana Arhin Duah, Mubarak Wakaso, Opoku Agyemang and Nii Afo Dodoo to name just a few never existed.” It added.