CEO of the Ashantigold Sporting Club, Emmanuel Frimpong has been handed an eight-year ban by the Ghana Football Association Disciplinary Committee after being found guilty of match fixing.
According to the ruling, the FA said it found strong evidence against the AshantiGold CEO for indulging in a match-fixing game against Inter Allies in week 37 of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League.
The FA statement said that, the 25-year-old Dr. Kwaku Frimpong has been banned from partaking in football activities for eight (8) years.
“There is strong evidence of match fixing between Emmanuel Frimpong and Nii Amoah Gogo.
“That the Chief Executive Officer of Ashantigold SC Emmanuel Frimpong is banned from taking part in any football-related activity for a period of 96 months in accordance with Article 34.5(d)(i) of the Ghana Premier League Regulations 2019.” part of the ruling read.
Emmanuel Frimpong was also fined an amount of Fifty Thousand Ghana Cedis for his involvement in match fixing.
“That a fine of Fifty Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHc50,000) is imposed on the Chief Executive Officer of Ashantigold SC Emmanuel Frimpong in accordance with Article 34.5(d)(ii) of the Ghana Premier League Regulations 2019.”
The Ghana FA has also demoted the former Ghana Premier League champions AshantiGold and Inter Allies to the Division Three League.
“That at the end of the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League season, Ashantigold SC shall be demoted to the Division Two League in accordance with Article 6(3)(h) of the GFA Disciplinary Code 2019.”