Ghanaian football administrator Albert Commey has accused Hearts of Oak and RTU (Real Tamale United) of fixing the Ghanaian Premier League match.
A 4-1 defeat by RTU on the last day of 2021/22 saw Hearts fail to win any of their final five Premier League matches.
Despite the fact that the Tamale-based team needed a victory to escape relegation, the outcome was met with skepticism.
Furthermore, Albert Commey, Ashanti Gold’s Deputy CEO and Sporting Director, has controversially stated that the game was rigged.
Furthermore, he claims that he, Bibiani Gold Stars, Aduana Stars and King Faisal were all involved in the fixing of other games on the last day of the season.
“The 2021/22 League season was competitive. I honestly didn’t like the way and manner the last round of games were played, because there were a lot of fixed matches,” Mr. Commey said on Sunyani -based Space FM, as quoted by Ghanaweb.
“The matches between Bibiani Gold Stars and Ashgold was a fixed match, Techiman wonders vs Aduana Stars was a Fixed match, King Faisal vs Legon Cities was a fixed match and lastly Hearts vs RTU was also a fixed match.”
“Let us not be hypocrites or else we wouldn’t move forward in Ghana football. I won’t blame the GFA on this, because teams do everything possible to stay in the league during the latter part of the league.”
Meanwhile, Ashanti Gold are set to play in the Division Two League next season despite finishing seventh in the just-ended Ghana Premier League.
This follows a ruling by the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) on the club’s matchday 34 game against Inter Allies last season.
In May, the GFA’s Disciplinary Committee ruled that the demotion of the two clubs will take effect from the 2022/23 season, while they’ve also been slapped with a fine of GHc100,000 each.
Several players of both Ashanti Gold and Inter Allies have also been handed bans from all football-related activities.