Betting is destroying Ghana football

Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has called for intensive measures to clump down betting to save the image of football in the country.

Football in the West African country dominated the global media for the wrong reasons after Ashgold and Inter Allies took center stage after a 7-2 goal line in the final game of the 2020/21 football season where a defender shockingly scored twice.

Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, who doubles the Member of Parliament for Suame Constituency, said something must be done to save football in the country.

According to him, betting is destroying the sport and things would rather get worse unless a deliberate attempt is made to tackle the menace.

“Indeed betting is something which is destroying our game. Football is and must be won on the pitch, but when people try to manipulate the results of the game even before it is played, then that is serious which needs an immediate solution,”

– he stated on Kumasi-based Akoma FM.

“I have been to so many countries across Africa and I don’t see these things happening there… If care is not taken, the game will be destroyed completely in the future. I believe if we will allow (betting) in our games, then there should be strict laws or measures that will help us to regulate it properly so we don’t abuse or destroy the game entirely.”

Meanwhile, allegations of match-fixing were rampant in the Ghana Premier League last season following a series of controversial refereeing decisions.

Meanwhile, Ashgold and Inter Allies have been subsequently found guilty of match manipulation by the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and, therefore demoted to the Division Two League.


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