It has been acknowledged by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) that indeed FIFPro has filed an appeal against the match fixing scandal which saw some players and officials of Ashgold and Inter Allies banned for a specific period.
Many doubted the news that FIFPro has lodged an appeal on behalf of 21 players who were sanctioned by the GFA’s Disciplinary Committee for their alleged involvement in manipulating their final fixture of the 2020/21 Premier League at Obuasi.
But the highest and final body for Sports Abitration has confirmed the step taken by FIFPro. “This is to confirm that the following arbitration procedure is in progress before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS): CAS 2022/A/9055,” CAS confirmed.
The Disciplinary Committee of the GFA on May 16, banned 26 players who featured in an alleged fixed match between Ashanti Gold and Inter Allies played on July 17, 2021, at the Obuasi Len Clay stadium.
About 12 Inter Allies and 14 Ashanti Gold players respectively, were handed various bans for their alleged roles in the said match-fixing scandal.
Nine players of Inter Allies’ matchday squad namely: Mohammed Zakari, Richard Acquaah, Shaibu Taufiq, Danso Wiredu Mensah (goalkeeper), Alex Aso, Abdul Kadir Mohammed, Isah Ali, Felix Abuska, and Andy Okpe who failed to appear before the investigative committee, were handed two years ban each for their involvement in the game.