Ghanaian Premier League player scores two intentional own goals to ‘thwart suspected match-fixing conspiracy’
Are these the most bizarre own goals EVER? Ghanaian Premier League player deliberately throws the ball past his own keeper twice in quick succession – before claiming to thwart a suspected match-fixing plot – and insists his team CONGRATULATIONS to him
- Top class Ashanti Gold defeated Inter Allies 7-0 on Saturday
- Inter Allies defender Hashmin Musah came on and quickly scored two own goals
- They seem completely intentional – but Musah said it was to spoil a pre-agreed bet
- Ashanti Gold has denied they were previously part of an attempt to catch up de
- The Ghanaian FA has announced it is investigating the alleged irregularities
A Ghanaian Premier League player has claimed he scored two intentional own goals in a bid to thwart a suspected match-fixing plot – and has insisted that his team congratulate him for ruining the ‘agreed upon’ deficit.
Inter Allies defender Hashmin Musah came on for Inter Allies against Ashanti Gold with the score at 5-0, scoring two own goals in the last 12 minutes before being eliminated when the game ended 7-0 on Saturday’s final day of the season. 0 ended .
And centre-back Musah has reportedly confessed that Kumasi FM that he deliberately scored the own goals — which have gone viral on social media — to ruin what he believed was a prearranged outcome for gambling reasons.
Inter Allies’s Hashmin Musah (above) has confessed to scoring two intentional own goals
He said: ‘After the game, my technical team praised me for ruining the effort they put in. I promised my coach that if he lets me play from the bench, I will ruin the bet. And after the game my team congratulated me.
“I heard in our hotel that a bet had been placed against my club Inter Allies on a correct score of 5-1. I decided to ruin that bet because I don’t approve of betting.’
Ghanaian sports journalist Saddick Adams tweeted the remarkable goals with the caption: “The craziest own goals ever in football history. Ashgold 7 vs 0 Inter Allies. Ghana Premier League smh (shaking head).’
However, in a club statement on Monday, Ashanti Gold denied they were part of any attempt to redress the match, threatening legal action against those who made these allegations.
It read: ‘We wish to unequivocally distance ourselves from any wrongdoing. Ashanti Gold played competitively throughout the match, with our players scoring five great goals through hard work and team effort.
The centre-back (second from left) came on with 12 minutes to go with the score at 5-0 and scored two own goals when the Ghana Premier League side lost 7-0 to Ashanti Gold on Saturday
Musah (second from left) claimed he scored the own goals to thwart a suspected match-fixing plot after reportedly hearing at the hotel that a score of 5-1 for Ashanti Gold had been pre-agreed
“We have no idea why the opposing player scored two own goals after leading five goals. We showed during the match that we were determined to play the best we could and not by a predetermined score.
We therefore strongly dissociate ourselves from any match fixing and urge all persons and organizations that falsely accuse the club of match fixing to refrain from doing so as we do not hesitate to take legal action against such parties.
“As a renowned sports brand, we have always believed in fair play and would continue to act in the interest of the game.”
Meanwhile, the Ghanaian FA have said they will investigate the matter further and have asked for relevant information to aid their investigation, and have spoken to both clubs.
A statement on their website read: “The Association will file a complaint about the game with the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service and the Ghana wing of Interpol for the criminal investigation of the game.”