The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced that its Compliance and Integrity Officer has opened an investigation into alleged bribery allegations against the match commissioner who was in charge of the game between Real Tamale United FC and Nkoranza Warriors FC.
According to several reports backed by an audio recording, the said match commissioner by the name Ibrahim Fuseini attempted to bribe referees for the matchday to write a false report at the end of the Division One League match that reportedly had a number of violent incidences including an attack on the away team.
However, with the referees deciding to go according to the book, they rather reported the match commissioner to the Ghana FA.
As a result, the country’s football association has directed the matter to its Compliance and Integrity Officer for investigations.
“Following the receipt of a Complaint from the Referees of the match between Real Tamale United and Nkoranza Warriors FC today, January 25, 2021, the Compliance & Integrity Officer of the GFA has opened an investigation into the conduct of the Match Commissioner, Ibrahim Fuseini.
“The investigation is in relation to a Division One league Zone One Matchday 3 match played between Real Tamale United FC and Nkoranza Warriors FC at the Aliu Mahama Stadium, Tamale,” part of a communique from the GFA reads.
It continues, “The Match Commissioner is alleged to have attempted to bribe the referees in order for them not to write an accurate report about the incidents that happened during and after the match.
“The Compliance & Integrity Officer of the GFA is working with the GFA Prosecutors and other experts in the investigation.”
Meanwhile, the match commissioner has been sidelined from taking charge of matches until the investigations are concluded.