BETTING GHANA Ghana Football Association threaten lawsuits for unauthorized betting 9 months ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 302 It appears that the Ghana Football Association (GFA) will be taking legal action against sportsbook operators who have been taking unauthorized bets on contests within the league. In a statement provided by the GFA, they explained: “We strongly warn all betting companies to stop placing bets on the Ghana Premier League or any GFA product without authorization from the GFA; failing which the Association will take legal action against them without further notice. The GFA hereby also wishes to alert the national regulator, the Gaming Commission of Ghana, of the illegal activities of their licensed betting companies against the GFA and its members.” As part of the new provisions set by the GFA, all participants in domestic football contests are also prohibited from taking part in betting. This includes coaches, players, officials, management, and any other individual who plays a role in these operations. Betting has become a growing concern for those within the GFA. Last month, league president Kurt Okraku promised to rid the sport of illegal gaming activity, promising to severely punish any betting syndicate that was attempting to influence games or take unauthorized wagers on contests. Concerns about betting companies attempting to influence the results of games within the Ghana Premier League have been rampant for years. Last week, the Elima Sharks asked the GFA to launch an investigation into what they referred to as a “fake” friendly contest between the Sharks and the SekondiHasaacas that occurred on October 20. Elima claimed that that the scrimmage contest was set up by a person who had infiltrated the youth programs in order to set up the contest. According to the complaint, it is believed that this contest was set up solely for the purpose of betting. Corruption is even reached the top levels of the sport in Ghana. In 2018, former GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi was banned from the sport for life after being found guilty of both bribery and corruption. This is where the current GFA President has been looking to change the culture within the sport. On December 20, Okraku issued a statement regarding these betting syndicates and their illegal operations where he declared, – “We have new provisions on betting. All participants in our football (players, GFA staff members, club staff members, coaches, club administrators, referees, match commissioners etc.) are strictly prohibited from taking part in betting. Again, no betting company can use our fixtures or match results for betting without an authorization or a license from the GFA.” Source: calvinayre.com Iwo BulskiIssues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: betting, GFA, Ghana Continue Reading Previous Sports betting reshaping sports media in AfricaNext Kenya – Betting wins tax battle, but president recommends war More Stories EXPERTS GHANA The Betting and Gambling Environment in Ghana 11 hours ago Peter Situma BETTING EXPERTS Which country gambles the most in Africa? 1 day ago Iwo Bulski BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Top Sport Betting Providers in South Africa 1 day ago Peris Wambu BETTING KENYA Global gambling company Betway ordered to pay Kenyan taxes 5 days ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA Nigeria’s diverse iGaming landscape in 2020 5 days ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA The Best Rugby Betting Sites in Africa 5 days ago Peter Situma Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.